Government Health IT: Table of Contents


The biosurveillance money pit
The U.S. has spent billions on biosurveillance. So what have those dollars bought — and why can CNN spot an outbreak faster than CDC?

Chipping away at disease prevention
Intel’s research into digital entertainment has spawned a global effort to use the microchip to power new approaches to population wellness

Are med schools tech savvy?
Faced with a mixture of inertia and uncertainty, medical students are leading the push to incorporate the latest health IT tools and practices

Editor’s letter

Editor's Letter: Innovation at work, better management needed
The United States has already spent nearly $32 billion on biodefense but cannot begin to connect the dots to identify a bioterrorism or pandemic event inside of two to three weeks


On call and outback


Take a number


Giving health care the business


A new scheme for data sharing


Surveillance case study: Mosquito coasts

Back Page

Schumacher: Disaster half-readiness

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

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