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Rising Stars: The class of 2008

2008 Rising Star award program judges


Buzz of the Week:  A cyberwar paradox

Acquisition News

Contractors play big Iraq role

GSA continues Mobile Armor probe

Management News

Air Force reconsiders cyber unit

OPM will let agencies refine areas for job cuts

Technology News

Tracking a cyberattack

From the pages of Government Health IT

Foundation donates open source information exchange code

From the pages of Washington Technology

Unisys to continue supporting Coast Guard finance center


Editorial: Youthful thinking

Kelman: Hiring outside of the box

Agencies struggle with pay for performance
Many believe in rewarding results, but the details on how it can work prove devilish.



State turns buyers into strategists
Georgia officials transform a disheveled procurement system into tactical buying machine.


Old-school recordkeeping meets the Digital Age
Authorities offer different prescriptions for managing electronic files.


A starring role for open source?
High-profile applications — not just unseen infrastructure — might be the next frontier.

chartPOINTERS: Carey's recommnded reads

This week, we are culling some reading suggestions from Robert Carey, chief information officer at the Navy Department.

Verizon 2008 Data Breach Investigations Report

"Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital"

“The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century”

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.

  • 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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