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Embrace middle management...
...And other ways to prepare your organization for big changes in IT strategies and policies.

GAO: Suggestions welcome
How former Comptroller General David Walker began transforming the agency

The hiring fix
Federal agencies seek fresh ideas for speeding the hiring of the best and brightest


Buzz of the Week: Eyeing a milestone

Alliant faces months-long setback
GSA officials opt to re-evaluate all 62 bids following ruling on successful protests

Stolen laptop reveals security gap

Responders test coordination skills



Editorial: GSA’s Alliant lessons
GSA needs to take proactive steps to assure its customers that they can have faith in the government's contracting organization

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Causey: That's what I call stimulus

Welles: Birds of a feather


OMB entrusts its legacy to PIOs
With a new position, administration seeks to institutionalize its performance programs

Culture counts in war for talent

DHS will press for HR changes


SaaS is waiting to be noticed
Early adopters make case for software as a service, but many agencies are not buying it

White House e-mail forensics case won't be easy to crack

Video a hit with intell analysts


A 'who's who' in small-biz rule
Officials propose changes to make contracting set-aside decisions easier

Have feds cheapened contract bonuses?


Passport snooping raises alarm
Lawmakers consider whether additional legislation is needed to safeguard data

States, feds still struggle to share health information

Treasury tops FOIA worst list


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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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