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FEATURES


The competition question
Procurement changes recommended by Marcia Madsen's panel seek to open the government market and increase competition



Shopping for Uncle Sam
Rick Gunderson’s internship programs at the Transportation Security Administration are a promising means of filling federal acquisition positions with qualified employees


NEWS


Buzz of the Week


Agencies fall short on HSPD-12 deadline
OMB cites significant progress in setting the foundation for standard ID cards


Congress looks for price fix


New protests stall FedBizOpps


Circuit



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COMMENT

Editorial: Waxman at a crossroads
Waxman now faces an important decision: Does he want to have an impact, or is he comfortable sitting outside throwing stones?



Kelman: Inconvenient truths
Getting a demoralized contracting community back on track is possible with good leadership



MANAGEMENT


Jefferts’ pursuit is precision
Physicist at NIST leads a team that manages to keep the rest of us on atomic time


Program managers are also security managers


TECHNOLOGY

Sorting the personal from the public
Cleaning up personal data inadvertently posted on government sites is no easy task



Why file virtualization? It’s easy


PROCUREMENT


Feds seek the art of negotiation
Policy-makers now have data to use in addressing acquisition workforce gaps


Speedy interagency contracts face possible new restrictions


POLICY


Justice explains C&A approach
Agencies are close to consensus on standards for security certification and accreditation


SBInet stumbles on its first steps


Terrorist watch list problems continue to rankle lawmakers



FLIPSIDE


FCW time machine: 2003: Then…and now



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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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