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Broadband operators reject ding-a-ling answers

Scottsburg, Ind., officials got tired of waiting for broadband service to come, so they created their own

Talking across the fence

IT industry groups have complex relationships with the federal agencies and lawmakers they often collaborate with

Tickets to travel

How border states, with the blessing of the Homeland Security Department, are setting their own card standards for identifying travelers at border crossings


Buzz of the Week: Embracing Web 2.0

DHS under more scrutiny after attacks

Agencies told to hold contractors accountablefor cybersecurity when they write contracts

DOD relents and names a CMO



Editorial: Rudy’s management plans

Workforce issues are important enough to deserve something more than a silver-bullet remedy that everybody knows won’t work

Risher: The IT pay conundrum


SEC case proves merit pay is hard

Arbitrator identifies subjective practices in SEC’s merit compensation system

OPM: Calling all SES hopefuls


PCs come full circle

Virtual desktop software is the latest
spin on server-based PC computing


DIA to consolidate intell support

New award would reduce number of vendors so the agency can streamline its oversight

SBA to focus on women’s centers


NextGen funding battle heats up

Controversy centers on whether Congress should impose air traffic system user fees

DOD tries a new risk strategy

OMB mandates the use of foreign-trade system


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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.

  • 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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