• Biometrics
    Shutterstock image: digital fingerprint.

    Fingerprint tech steps up

    IARPA looks to spur the development of new fingerprint-reading technologies. 01/25/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    concept cybersecurity art

    Agency seeks clarity on DHS election role

    The independent federal commission that helps states improve their voting systems wants more clarity on what DHS' critical infrastructure designation means. 01/24/2017

  • Homeland Security

    DHS watchdog warns agency on ELIS system

    DHS Inspector General urged the Citizenship and Immigration Services to keep the struggling Electronic Immigration System unplugged. 01/23/2017

  • Comment
    Social network, census

    5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

    As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect. 01/20/2017

  • Innovation
    Obama and Biden at the Trump inaugural

    Obama codifies PIF program on last morning in office

    President Obama signed a bill making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government, during his last hours in office. 01/20/2017

  • Transition
    President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues? 01/20/2017

  • Identity Management

    Login.gov moving ahead

    The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency. 01/19/2017

  • Defense
    Wikimedia image: Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter holds a press conference with local media at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on March 18, 2013.

    Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

    In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago. 01/18/2017

  • Comment
    Shutterstock image. Artist credit: pixbox77

    How to foster an innovation culture in government

    To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change. 01/18/2017

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image: the Capitol Building.

    Why Congress lags in tech

    Congress is failing to integrate advanced IT into its day to day operations and tight budgets, staff turnover and decentralization are just some of the reasons why. 01/17/2017

  • Open Data
    Shutterstock image (by R.T. Wohlstadter): blue binary tunnel, fractal illustration.

    DATA Act deadline signals need for upgrades

    While most CFO Act agencies expect to hit the May deadline of the DATA Act, some agencies will need to change their accounting practices and upgrade their systems. 01/13/2017

  • Digital Services
    US Digital Service

    Dickerson to Congress: USDS is delivering results

    The U.S. Digital Services' report to Congress details 2016 accomplishments across government. 01/12/2017

  • Procurement

    FBOpen shuttered due to low usage

    The GSA site designed to acquaint entrepreneurs, innovators and small enterprises with opportunities in government contracting has been shuttered since the summer. 01/11/2017

  • Innovation
    Shutterstock / Pictofigo

    IARPA banks tech gains from prize programs

    Accuracy and innovation are spurred by opening up research more widely, according to a top intelligence tech research official. 01/11/2017

  • Defense
    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

    Carter stresses reform and innovation in exit memo

    In his exit memo, the secretary of defense outlines current threats and priorities with a strong emphasis on the need for acquisition reform and innovation. 01/09/2017

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.

Opinion that Matters