Weekend Reading

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Weekend Reading

The big news this week was all about the government shutdown. FCW's coverage documented its effects on:

IT departments;

Feds' speaking engagements;

E-verify;

Contract protests, and;

The ability of feds to take other work until furloughs end.

See all of our shutdown coverage here.

But there was more going on than that. Our Federal List feature offered tips to better leadership, a list of prolific tweeters among agency officials and six DARPA projects that sound like science fiction but are headed toward reality. See the full Federal List feature here.

Government IT leaders responding to a survey revealed their priorities and challenges.

Finally, we covered some personnel shake-ups at the Army and the Postal Service.

Elsewhere: Just whose voice is it in your iPhone? CNN reveals the woman behind Siri.

 

 

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

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    FCW @ 30

    Since 1986, 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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