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Florence Olsen

Workforce

FlipSide

How we survived Y2K.

IT Modernization

FlipSide

FCW@20: The software improvement game

IT Modernization

FCW@20: Reporting on storage, then and now

FCW looks back at a technology briefing.

Workforce

Census approaches field test with fingers crossed

The use of automated data-collection devices is a major aspect of a redesigned census that officials say could provide more accurate results.

Workforce

Havekost to leave HHS and head for Austria

Charles Havekost, a well-known figure in the federal information technology community, led Grants.gov, among other projects.

Flipside

The same new story

Workforce

Study: Data management should come first

A new study finds poor data management practices are largely responsible for the failures of data warehouse projects and other technology-based business initiatives.

Workforce

FlipSide

FCW Time Machine 1990: Flight strips survive.

Encore incumbents protest

Four large businesses have protested the Defense Information Systems Agency’s 10-year, $12.2 billion Encore II contract, which DISA awarded last month.

FlipSide

A few minutes with...Ray Kane

Workforce

GAO's new high-risk list looks much like the old one

The Government Accountability Office added three federal programs to its updated high-risk series report released today.

IT Modernization

DISA awards $12.2B Encore II contract

The Defense Department named six vendors to support its transition to an infrastructure for global online collaboration.

Workforce

GAO grades OPM’s leadership on workforce changes

Senior agency officials say they want OPM to treat them as partners in the process of workforce transformation.

FlipSide

FCW history book: CD-ROMs circa 1987

Flip Side

A few minutes with...Patrick McGovern

Workforce

Howell named acting CIO at Interior

Michael Howell will fill the position vacated by Interior CIO W. Hord Tipton, whose last day on the job will be Jan. 3.

Cybersecurity

Procurement was a contentious issue in 2006

People also took sides on e-government, information security and outsourcing policies.

USPTO, European counterpart set up e-exchange

Officials say the electronic service will expedite the patenting process for applicants seeking global patents.