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Published Nov. 5, 2007


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FEATURES


The 'just do it' program manager
Good program managers, like good politicians, make promises and then deliver



Enterprise 2.0 and you
A view of the future of mass collaboration in government and business from the man who coined the term



NEWS


Buzz of the Week: HSPD-12 fears


Panel must narrow cybersecurity scope
31 experts form a commission to give next president their advice on network defenses


Appeals court stops some NASA HSPD-12 background checks


Strategy refines fusion centers’ role


COMMENT


Editorial: Seeking the difference-makers
We are now accepting nominations for the 2008 Federal 100 awards.



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Stephenson: Transparent government



FCW Forum: Too many contractors?



Aronie: The danger of discounts


MANAGEMENT


DOD: Congress must fix NSPS
Collective bargaining elements of NSPS remain an obstacle to full deployment



TECHNOLOGY


Tech that tracks your moves
Maturing wireless options spawn a host of useful location-aware applications


Science 2.0 evolves


PROCUREMENT


FAA outsourcing raises concern
Plan for greater reliance on contractors is a challenge for the National Airspace System


Navy looks beyond NMCI


POLICY


A fix for formulating budgets
OMB declares war on the spreadsheet as a tool in the annual budget process



GAO and IGs find agency grant tracking is unreliable


SBA stumbles on e-mail privacy



FLIPSIDE


FCW Time Machine: 2004
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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.

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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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