• Congress

    Blockchain gains congressional support

    Blockchain now has its own congressional caucus to raise awareness among lawmakers and advance policy discussions around the technology for tracking bitcoin transactions.

  • Cybersecurity

    Cyber advice for Hill staffers

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

  • Congress

    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.

  • FCW @ 30

    CIA commits to the cloud

    The CIA cloud project provided a reference model for other agencies looking for ways to bring their operational data into the cloud.

  • FCW @ 30

    The creation of DHS

    Creating DHS involved reorganizing agencies based on their technology resources and workforce expertise into a super-agency capable of mounting operations against terrorism.

  • FCW @ 30

    The opening up of GPS

    In May 2000, President Bill Clinton authorized the removal of a security feature from the Global Positioning System -- a decision that opened the doors to accurate geospatial data for thousands of government and consumer applications.

  • AI is coming

    Steve Kelman looks at the potential -- and potential risks -- of letting algorithms drive government decision-making.

  • FCW @ 30

    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 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

    IRS promises nationwide electronic filing

    The IRS' e-file pilot program in 1986 became a test case for the technology of electronic filing and the information policies governing its uses.

  • Milestones

    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.

  • Space

    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.