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Facebook: The Rising Star edition
This program demonstrates that being young has little to do with age. It has much more to do with how one views the world.



  • Check out all the Rising Star coverage here.


Rising Stars: The 2007 winners are...
These 24 people stand out.



Web 2.0: Rebooting the public square
Government leaders should be open to the role that collaborative technology can play.


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: DOD as a social networker



Fewer Internet freeways for feds
OMB security initiative will cut government’s gateway connections from 1,000 to about 50


Support grows for e-prescribing


OFPP: Better training gets results



  • Read Paul Denett’s memo on contracting officer’s technical representatives.


Circuit



COMMENT


Editorial: A workforce window
The government has a real opportunity to marry the experience of age with the new thoughts, ideas and energy of a younger workforce.



Kelman: Smart negotiating



Wagner: A society of immortals


Petrillo: A memo to Waxman


MANAGEMENT


DOD is serious about Six Sigma
Business Transformation Agency plans to train 500 practitioners in a year


Agencies find value in coaching


TECHNOLOGY


IT appliances: Avoid overdoing it
Having too many single-purpose devices leads to complexity instead of simplicity


EU focuses R&D on counterterrorism


PROCUREMENT


FAR Council endorses SmartBuy
Proposed regulation would give SmartBuy more visibility among contracting officials


Agencies overlook disability rule


POLICY


Obama calls for federal CTO
Policy experts are split on the potential effectiveness of the executive position


Navy begins 500-day IT campaign


Tax politics slow IRS readiness


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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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