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Inside the protection business
EMC’s Shannon Kellogg paints a sobering picture of growing online threats and overburdened security officials.



Unlocking the national cybersecurity initiative
The Bush administration slowly reveals its cybersecurity initiative — and its impact on federal IT.



Buzz of the Week: Security on the mind

FCW Caption Contest winner announced

Policy News

FISMA 2.0 bill will strengthen cybersecurity, experts say

Cybersecurity initiative seen as good first step

Acquisition News

Acquisition needs more than contracting officers, officials say

Army touts speedy tech development at conference

Management News

DHS plans new TWIC rule


Editorial: What to do with the CMO

Breul: CMO idea could stick around




Management in transition
OMB, GAO wanted to ensure the new administration is on top of management issues.


DOD tests contractors’ ID cards

The pilot program’s future could hinge on the question of who conducts background checks.



Field surveys landscape as chief
Lesley field approaches her job of OFPP administrator like a skier on a sea of ice.

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

20 ideas worth stealing

How to find poor performers

California train crash: The online database

A grave turn for Web 2.0

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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