David Rapp

David Rapp

David Rapp is editor in chief of Federal Computer Week and VP of Content for 1105 Government Information Group.


Anne Armstrong

Are small-business set-asides helping?

After nearly 35 years of small-business contracting goals, it's worth asking how the set-asides are doing in delivering the intended results.

EDITORIAL: Technology meets cultural resistance on ID cards

In the United States, cultural and political opposition to a national identity card is all but insurmountable. Yet the need for a workable solution grows more pressing by the day.

Pink slips and budgets

It says a lot about the budget limbo we live in that yet another continuing resolution counts as progress.

Anne Armstrong

FCW Editorial: Summing up the Networx challenges

Now halfway through its contract period, Networx is experiencing some difficulties in getting agencies to transition to the new vendors and the new offerings.

Anne Armstrong

Defining war

The nature of war and aggression has changed rather dramatically over the years, and governments are trying to define when and how to use sophisticated new cyber tools.

Anne Armstrong

The new rules of engagement

Social media has dramatically shifted the accepted views of what defines a journalist and what rules govern the exchanges between journalists and sources.

Anne Armstrong

Limiting conference attendance fixes the wrong problem

Legislation that would restrict conferences is already having a chilling effect on government/industry communications, write FCW's Anne Armstrong.

John Monroe

Cybersecurity and partisan politics: Let's not go there

Cybersecurity is too important an issue to become a victim of partisan bickering.

John Monroe

Hey, Congress, where are your IT champions?

Technology is too important a topic for lawmakers to plead ignorance.

John Monroe

No need to rush the transition to the cloud

The Defense Authorization bill makes it even more important for federal acquisition officials to learn how to craft sound cloud procurements.

John Monroe

Why can't the government manage its workforce?

The budget battles of 2011 made it clear that the federal government needs to align its workforce with its mission.

John Monroe

After the executive order: Will IT devices prove their worth?

President Obama's Nov. 9 executive order has a clear intent: To limit the number of IT devices.

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