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FEATURE


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Orchestrating safety in disasters


State and local officials on the front lines of emergency management look for assistance from new technology and the feds.







THE WEEK


Buzz of the Week: Change is in the wind



Policy News


OMB gives Networx a boost


Acquisition News

Navy details NMCI follow-on plan






Management News


Spy agencies prepare for administration change


Gustav triggers COOP




From the pages of GCN


NSF, chip industry to fund multicore processor research

CUNY, Red Hat launch open-source lab



FCW FORUM


Editorial: A fresh take on contracting

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MANAGEMENT


Army retools knowledge culture
The service defines new knowledge management principles tailored to net-centric environment.


 



ACQUISITION


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DOD, intell join forces to save
The intelligence community and DOD strike deal to buy software together.


Nothing pushes like an economic shove
     




POLICY

FEMA adopts open standards
Public alert systems to use same standard that local emergency managers embrace.



chartTECHNOLOGY


A boost for state aid
States learn to offset the risk of human services modernization projects with flexible tech approaches.







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FCW in Print

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

Featured

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1996, 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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    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

  • General Frost

    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

  • Rising Star 2013

    Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

    FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

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