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Program management falls short
Time, scope and cost are no longer the only factors shaping the outcome of government programs.


Buzz of the Week: The cost of micromanagement

Policy News

GAO: SBInet technology management falls short

Airlines await Secure Flight

Bill would warn agencies about changing pay systems

Management News

DOD bill would raise profile of chief management officers

Two join EA Hall of Fame


Editorial: The search mandate

OpEd: How to think like a sports GM



Checking on contractors’ work
Congress tries to add info to databases to keep tabs on how contractors perform, but questions linger.


OMB encourages Networx use
Contract remains optional, but strong incentives will elevate its appeal.


Getting on the same page
Web-based mashups give agencies a new tool for connecting scattered data and applications.


FCW points you in the direction of interesting blogs and Web sites that deal with all things information technology.

Security spending on the rise

The sociology of social networking

The business of Twitter

Should a tech manager be IT savvy?

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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