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Cyber advice for Hill staffers

Congressional staffers have a lot of responsibility to protect their decentralized IT systems.

Former Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Texas)

Clinger-Cohen and the end of the Brooks Act

The 1996 repeal of the Brooks Act ended the General Services Administration's monopoly on IT purchases.

FCW @ 30 hackers

Hackers storm DOD networks

In a 1996 information-sharing effort, then-CIA director John Deutch proposed working with DOD to create an Information Warfare Technology Center staffed with 1,000 people and located at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md.

FCW @ 30 GPS

FCW @ 30

Since 1996, 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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Clock is ticking on possible shutdown

A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close.

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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.

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FAA looks to take over commercial space traffic control

The Federal Aviation Administration is making the case that it and not the military should police commercial space traffic, and Congress is helping the flight agency take the first step.

Will Hurd

Solving the federal IT workforce problem

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) argues that potential answers to the federal government’s IT workforce gap lie in expanding youth programs and partnerships between public and private sectors.

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Legislators call for better implementation of transparency legislation

Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley are calling for more timely action on new legislation and greater enforcement of current laws to improve transparency in government.

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House passes IT modernization bill

The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016, a bill to authorize funds to replace legacy IT, passed the House on a voice vote.

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Missed deportee fingerprints spark legislation

A new bill would force DHS to digitize all fingerprint records in the wake of an embarrassing oversight report.

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'Cyber Cold War' rhetoric raises alarms

Calls from Capitol Hill for "mutually assured destruction" over alleged Russian hacking are raising questions about whether cyber deterrence is even possible.

FCW in Print

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

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