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FEATURES

Year in Review
Take a look back at the most important stories of 2006.

Six months into the Lurita Doan era
GSA’s new administrator lives up to her lightning rod reputation

Windows fortified
Vista, Microsoft’s new operating system, offers users stronger security, better performance than earlier versions



NEWS

GSA and DOD forge a new relationship
A memorandum of agreement spells out procurement responsibilities on both sides

Gates' Iraq focus could impede modernization at DOD

Northcom beefs up emergency response

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Job No. 1: Serving readers
1105 Media's purchase of PostNewsweek Tech Media will allow FCW and GCN to tell more of the IT community's untold stories

Kelman: More management insights

VanBokkelen: 2006: The year of the breach



MANAGEMENT

2006 was the year of the young
Agencies’ efforts to attract the next generation intensified and pandemic planners got busy

Management training targets contractors

Panel praises ICE’s management improvements


TECHNOLOGY

2006: Wireless and security hot ticket items
WiMax and mesh get a chance to shine

Thumb drives are too often the victims of convenience


BUSINESS

Budget squeeze, SBInet award highlight 2006
Iraq war costs take toll on agency spending


POLICY

Procurement was a contentious issue in 2006
People also took sides on e-government, information security and outsourcing policies

Former feds protest agency defunding provision



FlipSide

FCW's 2006 covers


Featured

  • IT Modernization
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

  • gears and money (zaozaa19/Shutterstock.com)

    Worries from a Democrat about the Biden administration and federal procurement

    Steve Kelman is concerned that the push for more spending with small disadvantaged businesses will detract from the goal of getting the best deal for agencies and taxpayers.

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