Stories by Federal Computer Week Staff

A Federal IT Debate Between Gore and Bush

Federal Computer Week submitted questions to the campaign staffs of Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush asking for the candidates' views on federal information technology issues and policies and their visions for electronic government. Read their responses.

The President's Tech Job

Presidential candidates rarely, if ever, invoke federal information technology issues while on the campaign trail. The reason is simple enough: Federal IT doesn't whip up a whole lot of support.

Defining Government

Get ready for Government Inc. It's coming a lot sooner than you think. That's the gist of a memo sent out last month by Dan Porter, the Navy's chief information officer.

Rosie the Programmer

Although the federal government is not always a paragon of equal opportunity, it has nevertheless been viewed as a place where women and minorities could expect a fairer shake in the competition for good jobs than the private sector. From Rosie the Riveter to Madeleine Albright, the government has often sought out women to fill a void in the economy or to showcase a commitment to workplace fairness.

The Circuit

NASA, the Energy Department and other agencies are being ridiculed by the hacker community for their poor track record of keeping out cyberattackers.

USPS: Address Unknown?

The U.S. Postal Service's decision to become a dot-com earlier this year really hit the mark, but not as USPS officials intended.

OMB Issues E-Government Pointers

The Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday provided federal agencies with guidance on how to use the Internet and other technology to reduce the paperwork they process.

Fedwire Briefs

Alan Balutis, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce, is leaving his position to become director of the Advanced Technology Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Balutis will oversee the $200 million ATP program, which funds pre-competitive emerging technology. Balutis takes up his new post April 10.