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A 21st-century head count
The Census Bureau prepares to conduct a decennial census like no other it has performed in its 220-year history

Security's new unified command
Agencies see many benefits to managing physical and IT security together

Will WiMax save the day?
In theory, WiMax can blanket a city with affordable and fast wireless data service, but how often that will happen remains to be seen


Buzz of the Week: E-census: A cost/benefit analysis

Spending database takes shape
Much work remains to be done to create mandatory database by the 2008 deadline

New bills focus on making contractors accountable

States could get Real ID money



Editorial: A full story
The mainstream media buries influential procurement issues under controversy-driven hoopla

Welles: Sticky floors

Petrillo: Contracting goes global


OSC’s Bloch plays defense
Office of Special Counsel leader answers criticism about his management style

GAO and union reach accord

Army urges service growth


Software that stops data breaches
Content monitoring prevents data leaks that let sensitive information leave the premises

Health care discovers Web 3.0

Technology briefs


Many feds decide to stick around
Acquisition study finds employees eligible to retire are not leaving the workforce

Unearned award fees persist


DHS delivers US-VISIT plan
Program’s director says an exit system will be in place by December 2008

DHS starts down new financial path

DOD takes aim at jihadist Web sites


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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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