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Spring cleaning for storage clutter
Consolidating storage can pay future returns if done right

Man on a mission
David Walker was handed a 15-year assignment, and he's been busy every minute transforming the federal government

Managing IM at the office
Making instant messaging available internally gives employees the productivity benefits of IM without the security risks


Buzz of the Week: Setting the agenda

GSA ponders fate of assisted services
Officials agree that something must be done to stop the steady hemorrhaging of dollars

White House officials take charge of COOP

GAO employees to vote on union



Editorial: Information sharing
The government should tap industry knowledge, but it must also be wary of ethical concerns

Sprehe: E-mail records problems

Welles: Think before you 'send'


HUD’s weekly meeting of minds
Executives overcome communication problems that trouble most agencies

DHS struggles under oversight


Software that minds your business
Mind-mapping software jumps in to help you organize your thoughts and activities

  • Learn more about FreeMind, an open-source Java mind-mapping tool.


GSA faces another protest on HSPD-12
For the second time in less than a year, vendors find flaws in the award process

Procurement briefs


DOD data policy focuses on sharing
New strategy requires more complex thinking about data use, accessibility

Poor data hygiene is common

Biometrics enter DHS exit system


FCW@20: Bob-isms
Bob Woods has some lines he loves to say when he discusses government

Buzz of the Week

  • Click here to find out what the word about town was or here to listen to a podcast of the Buzz from the May 14, 2007, issue.

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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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