Recommended reading: Bestsellers in government technology

Here are’s most popular titles in the Government subcategory of the Computers and Internet section's Business and Culture category, as of April 20.

1. “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns”
By Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson and Michael B. Horn

A visionary but far-fetched argument for individualized education through infinitely customizable online computer-based instruction.

2. “How to Be Invisible: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Personal Privacy, Your Assets and Your Life (Revised Edition)”
By J.J. Luna

How to protect yourself from information predators, by a cloak-and-dagger expert.

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3. “Cyberpower and National Security”
Edited by Franklin D. Kramer, Stuart H. Starr and Larry Wentz

Two dozen contributors frame the key questions for addressing cyber issues, balancing civil liberties with national security considerations and developing international partnerships.

4. “The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage”
By Cliff Stoll

One man’s lonely quest to track down the faceless criminals who invaded the university computer lab he stewards.

5. “Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man: Critical Edition”
By Marshall McLuhan, edited by W. Terrence Gordon

Reissue of McLuhan’s seminal work with historic details of the manuscript and its reception since its original publication in 1964.

6. The Kindle edition of “Disrupting Class” (see No. 1 above)

7. “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World”
By Bruce Schneier

The author of “Secrets and Lies” applies his analytical skills to real-world threats, including terrorists, hijackers and counterfeiters.

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FCW in Print

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


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    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.

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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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