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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


The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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