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  • CIA floor logo

    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. 09/26/2016

  • Bush founds DHS.

    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. 09/26/2016

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    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. 09/26/2016

  • 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. 09/26/2016

  • 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. 09/26/2016

  • FCW at 30 - IRS

    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. 09/26/2016

  • 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. 09/26/2016

  • space satellite traffic jam

    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. 09/23/2016

  • Shutterstock editorial image (by Gil C): State Census Bureau homepage.

    Census awards $430M contract to support 2020 count

    GDIT will provide contact-center systems and operations support with a FedRAMP-compliant, cloud-based platform. 09/23/2016

  • Transcom

    U.S. Transportation Command outlines cyber strategy

    TRANSCOM has issued a new strategic document that outlines guiding principles for addressing cyber threats. 09/23/2016

  •  Shutterstock image: global health.

    New schedule for military EHR rollout is imminent

    After missing a congressionally mandated deadline, the Defense Department is prepping a new schedule for the rollout of its electronic health record. 09/22/2016

  • USAF Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski

    Air Force scrambles to harden weapons systems

    The Air Force is one year into a new program designed to identify cyberthreats to weapons systems and come up with measures to harden systems and increase resiliency to cyberattacks. 09/21/2016

  • wounded veteran

    VA ordering system looks like when we 'first started using computers'

    Lawmakers are eager to see update to the Department of Veterans Affair's procurement processes, which GAO describes as "outdated and fragmented." 09/21/2016

  • abstract head representing big data

    Treasury 'on track' to hit Data Act milestones

    Despite concerns, Treasury Department officials said they are on schedule to publish agency spending data by the May 2017 deadline. 09/20/2016

  • Ozment: Cybersecurity can't be centralized

    DHS' Andy Ozment is urging the next administration to build on current cybersecurity efforts rather than "re-litigate" who does what. 09/20/2016

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