Editor's Note

Welcome to the new FCW.com

If you're reading this on the website, you have likely already noticed a few changes. We have redesigned from top to bottom, but the improvements go well beyond basic aesthetics. (Though we're rather pleased with those as well!) 

Across the top of this page, new navigation reflects an all-new structure for the site -- as well as a sharpened editorial focus.  In the days and weeks to come, FCW will bring more and deeper coverage of the policies, people, management challenges, controversies and ideas that shape the world of federal technology.

Even the name has changed:  FCW.com has been the URL for years, but the publication formerly known as Federal Computer Week is now FCW -- on the web, in print, and in tablet and mobile versions that will follow later this month. 

And like any website redesign, this one continues to evolve; we fully expect a few broken links and other bumps along the way.  So if you have questions or find glitches, please let us know. You may contact Michael Hardy, the managing editor of the site, at mhardy@fcw.com. You may also follow us and comment on Twitter at @FCWnow, or comment via email at letters@fcw.com, or in the reader comments section below.

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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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    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • 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.

Reader comments

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 Don Waco,Tx

I like you new site set up so keep up the good work!

Mon, Oct 15, 2012

Very nice! can you tell me if this site is using the Sharepoint technology please? thanks very much!

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 Steve Flyover Country

I miss the links you used to have to your sister publications. I would like to see them restored.

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