• FCW @ 30
    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
    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 @ 30
    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

  • Milestones
    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
    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

  • Contracts
    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

  • Comment

    5 myths of managed services

    Federal IT leaders who are reluctant to rely on managed services providers are missing out on one of the best investments they can make. 09/23/2016

  • Defense
    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

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image.

    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. 09/23/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Ashton Carter

    Senators renew calls for cyber deterrence

    Lawmakers continue to press the Obama administration to take more forceful action against alleged Russian hacking in order to deter future cybercrimes. 09/22/2016

  • Workforce
    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. 09/22/2016

  • Health IT
     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

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image (by adirekjob): magnifying glass resting over a missing puzzle piece.

    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. 09/22/2016

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image.

    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. 09/22/2016

  • Defense
    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