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The guide focuses on contracts tailored to meet the unique requirements of the defense community. It includes service-specific and departmentwide contracts, such as the Enterprise Software Initiative. Because cybersecurity is such a big concern at defense agencies, this buyers' guide also highlights security-related contracts.


The environmental executive
Edwin Pinero's job is to make the federal government a model environmental citizen

Measuring green
Agencies turn to service-level agreements and other forms of performance contracting to achieve new energy efficiency and electronics stewardship goals

Nonfiction cyberwar
Military leaders come to grips with cyberwar beyond the pages of science fiction novels


Buzz of the Week: The convenient truth

  • Watch the full video of Lurita Doan dressed as a witch and riding a Segway on Halloween.

Bush codifies program improvement
New executive order institutionalizes PART and sets up formal accountability processes

Secure desktops not just for Vista

How secure are security clearances?

And the 2007 Rising Stars are…



Editorial: Fixing the schedules
Like them or not, GSA's schedule contracts have been remarkably successful, accounting for about $36 billion in annual sales.

  • Nominations for the annual Federal 100 awards program are now open. The nomination form can be found here.

McDonough: Ideas too good to sit on

Sprehe: Being overly simplistic


Brubaker's new focus is research
DOT’s funding decisions will help shape the future civilian transportation infrastructure

OPM suspends telework for some of its workers


Networx billing systems tested
Testing regimen for ordering/billing systems clears the way for agencies to place orders


Procurement chief chides IGs
Paul Denett speaks out against auditors who he says may be overstepping their bounds


Lawmakers hit DHS on cyber plans
Langevin questions viability of a voluntary approach to critical infrastructure security

Navy offers high-level EA view

E-Gov Act reauthorization begins


FCW Time Machine 2006: Blessed/cursed BlackBerry

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FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • 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.

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    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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