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Keeping information on track
The Internal Revenue Service is in the midst of one of the most protracted of all systems renovations as it modernizes its Master File taxpayer account system

An unfinished net for catching terrorists
DOD and ODNI have made significant progress in sharing intelligence information, but critics worry that the rest of government is being left behind

Rainy-day lessons about resiliency
The Internal Revenue Service revamped its continuity-of-operations plans following a damaging flood that shut down its headquarters building in Washington, D.C., for more than five months


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Disappearing records

Congress to act on workforce shortage
Rep. Moran eyes DOD spending bill as vehicle for acquisition changes

Federal IT security ratchets up a fraction

NASA invites open-source partners

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: A missed opportunity
GSA Administrator Lurita Doan's recent testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was a spectacle that amounted to very little.

Sprehe: Missing the point

Welles: Now it’s your turn to blog


MANAGEMENT

Jazzed about IPv6
Education’s Peter Tseronis gets the message
on government’s mandatory transition to IPv6

Novak: Use knowledge management
for succession planning


TECHNOLOGY

Software on tap
Software-as-a-service providers are back with new and more popular offerings



PROCUREMENT

A tip of the iceberg?
Sen. Grassley’s inquiry into GSA’s contract with Sun could open up a wider investigation

‘Green’ computers can replace toxic PCs


POLICY

OMB: FIPS matters
Agencies have not been requiring vendors to meet mandatory FIPS cryptography standard

Defense transformation searches for new identity


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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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