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Published Nov. 12, 2007


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FEATURES


Homeland Security's high-tech gamble
DHS’ low-profile “skunk works” seeks game-changing technologies to thwart tomorrow’s terrorists



  • Read a Web Extra on a new approach to software security.


Gregory Garcia: His first year as cybersecurity czar
Industry and government observers say Garcia has made important progress, but challenges remain


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: Hidden costs of schedule woes


DHS gets HSPD-12 extension
Homeland Security Department says it is committed to the smart card ID program


Bush bolsters cyberdefenses


Congress endorses GSA's assisted services


Circuit



COMMENT


Editorial: Looking for leadership
Leadership seems so simple, yet we all know how difficult it is.



Welles: Getting ready to retire?



Letters to the editor



MANAGEMENT


IGs, CIOs team on IT security
Collaboration — instead of antagonism — improves outcome for FISMA compliance


DARPA finds creativity in junior faculty members


TECHNOLOGY


Cities opt for high-end storage
Governments now buy sophisticated gear that used to be for large organizations only


PROCUREMENT


Panel finds contracting disarray
Army needs leadership and training to reduce contracting fraud and abuse


DOD seeks net-centricity help


POLICY


No break in appropriations logjam
With Bush and Congress at loggerheads, agencies face an extended budget freeze


ODNI changes FISMA focus


FLIPSIDE


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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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