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FEATURE


DOD blazes HSPD-12 trail
Civilian agencies can benefit from lessons learned by DOD about merging physical and IT security


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Striking PR gold on the red planet


House OKs acquisition staffing fund
Measure would expand DOD initiative to help agencies hire and retain contracting experts


OPM slows halts retirement system work


Intellipedia’s next act



COMMENT


Editorial: DHS 2.0


Kelman: Senior leadership teams



MANAGEMENT

Inside GSA's telework program
William Kelly outlines a three-part strategy for hitting GSA’s 50 percent teleworking goal


PROCUREMENT

Are small-biz counts too good to be true?
Committee rebukes DHS for over-counting to meet small-business contracting goals



EXECUTECH


Alabama puts mashups to work
Virtual Alabama pulls data from various sources and overlays it on Google Earth




POLICY



In info sharing, trust counts
Commission studies ideas for next president



FLIPSIDE

A few minutes with…Vern Bettencourt


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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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