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2008 Federal 100: Doers with vision
This year's Fed 100 winners are not only leaders but also doers. They are people who have refined strategic outlooks, but they are also adept tacticians.

  • Find out more about the winners here.

Croom: Acquisition done better, faster, cheaper
The general shows others the way to transform a broken acquisition process

Schmidt: E-government expertise on tap
Google'’s CEO is always ready to share his insights with federal officials

Mintz: Turning conflict into consensus
A CIO exercises the fine art of politics to gain support for a key initiative

Powner: A model of constructive oversight
This GAO official believes no one benefits from a 'gotcha' audit

Web extra: Tapscott: Governance by participation
Think-tank founder envisions a technology-enabled democracy

Web extra: Bartock, Bird, Heitkamp: The value of collaboration
This team of experts views IT challenges in three dimensions

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2008 Federal 100 Judges


Buzz of the Week: GSA: Between Alliant and a hard place

New plan for disaster actioninspires hope
Framework outlines roles for authorities in responding to large-scale incidents

EPA may have lost data in hasty library closures

DOD refines architecture strategy


Editorial: Seeking the bright lights
Nominations are now open for the 2008 Rising Star awards, which recognize the work done by younger people in government and industry

Kelman: Can we talk?

Sprehe: The president's legacy


26,000 move to RetireEZ


GSA to go ahead with Alliant
Officials must decide specific remedy after court rules in favor of protesters


3 agencies tout PMA's value
OMB's Johnson says score cards improved agencies' effectiveness in the past 7 years

Agencies find keys to FISMA


Government Movies: March Madness

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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.

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    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.

  • 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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