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Coming soon: the Autobahn network
Federal agencies will be able to reserve a fast lane on one of the world’s fastest networks

DOD's high-risk culture
Salespeople who promise leaps in technology are more appealing to DOD's leaders than modest peddlers who offer incremental improvements


Buzz of the Week: Doan’s BlackBerry talks

OSC: Doan violated Hatch Act
Doan decries leak of special counsel report and asks to have the findings withdrawn

Feds take 'cyber Pearl Harbor' seriously

Congress watches its own watchdog



Editorial: Embracing change
We in the IT community have dealt with change for years, but the pace seems to be quickening

Kelman: It’s all in the requirements

  • Read and comment on Steve Kelman's blog, The Lectern.

Wagner: Lead with the mission


NASA juggles a mixed workforce
Contractor-heavy NASA seeks ways to improve workforce management

Sade: Be mentors


Offenders under electronic watch
Authorities expand monitoring of offenders, but other public priorities compete for funds

Technology briefs

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Senators unhappy with SBA
Kerry’s committee decries lack of progress on meeting the needs of small businesses

Waxman reforms ride on DOD bill


FEMA embarks on IT upgrades
New strategy will enable the agency to use DHS administrative systems

DHS vows to fix information network

Health IT backers 'exhausted'

  • Note: This story first appeared on as "Flurry of health IT bills expected on Capitol Hill."


FCW@20: The software improvement game

Buzz of the Week

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FCW in Print

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


  • 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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    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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