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The new door openers
Defense Department officials used HSPD-12 smart cards in10 trial runs to test their
feasibility for providing improved building access security

It's hand-holding time
Employees facing background checks will need reassurance and training to help them adjust to the new smart cards

Status check
Federal Computer Week checked in with 25 agencies to see how they are implementing
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

EVM: A dash of cold water
Social Security Administration officials found that earned value management data is valuable only if it’s widely shared — so they publish EVM data on the agency’s intranet


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Quixotic battles

Windows configs late, but coming
Delays could mean agencies won’t have secure baseline installed until early 2008

GSA: We’ll change to black

DHS' latest red flag: Job holes

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Is FCW 'Doan obsessed?'
The General Services Administration is important, and that is reflected in news coverage

Kelman: Creating value and trust


MANAGEMENT

New curriculum empowers leaders
IRM College prepares leaders for roles in transforming their organizations


TECHNOLOGY

A new take on crowd control
Can virtual directories help managers impose order on unruly directories?

FEC gives bounce to fundraising data


PROCUREMENT

8(a) small businesses take a tumble
GSA enforces STARS contract by dropping 197 companies that failed to meet sales target

OPM restarts its financial migration


POLICY

Fervor over formats cools for now
Massachusetts says yes to at least two nonproprietary document formats

COIs: Too much of a good thing?

E-discovery, e-gov’s latest flavor


FLIPSIDE

Government’s black hole


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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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