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2007 in review
A look back at 2007 in the pages of Federal Computer Week

California’s self-improvement project
The California Performance Review has faded from the headlines, but on the front lines, it’s a different story

Want to come home again?
Once retired, then rehired, some feds return to their former agencies to pass on their program knowledge


Buzz of the Week: Re-prioritizing security

Most fed data is un-Googleable
After five years, a major E-Gov Act provision goes unmet because of search problems

OPM is gaga over Google

Showing everybody the money

With Internet gateways, less is more


  • Read about the 2007 class of Rising Star award winners here.

  • Nominate someone for a Federal 100 award at fed100.

  • In the coming weeks, the FCW Insider blog will present some insights from people who have been Federal 100 judges.


Editorial: New Year’s resolutions
The government has a real opportunity to marry the experience of age with the new thoughts, ideas and energy of a younger workforce.

Kelman: Too many contractors?

Sprehe: Foolish secrecy

Welles: All work and no play


Hot or not: Not a case of business as usual
Some CIOs gained new authorities, but not all gaines offset the challenges facing managers

Intel’s wiki pied piper

  • Check out FCW's special report on Intellipedians here.

Groups want deference to veterans preference


Hot or not: With tech, there’s always change
New technologies kept federal managers from falling into any routine


Hot or not: Acquisition was a hot spot
Agencies built a foundation for improving workforce skills and contracting practices


Hot or not: Congress failed to make a mark
But policies for better information sharing and e-discovery were positive advances


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FCW in Print

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


  • 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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