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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


FCW in Print

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

Featured

  • 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.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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