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Lauren C. Williams

Senior Editor

Lauren C. Williams is senior editor for FCW and Defense Systems, covering defense and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining FCW, Williams was the tech reporter for ThinkProgress, where she covered everything from internet culture to national security issues. In past positions, Williams covered health care, politics and crime for various publications, including The Seattle Times.

Williams graduated with a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's in dietetics from the University of Delaware. She can be contacted at lwilliams@fcw.com, or follow her on Twitter @lalaurenista.

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CIO Briefing

Defense Officials Press Lawmakers For a 2022 Appropriation

Defense officials warned lawmakers that some programs and tech efforts could be delayed or eliminated if Congress fails to pass a 2022 defense spending bill soon.

CIO Briefing

Can Project Maven help shape acquisition policy?

The DOD's inspector general found that the lack of a formal documentation process for acquisition metrics and procedures could prevent future growth of Project Maven and similar projects.

Cybersecurity

The legacy of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is officially sunsetting after more than two years, dozens of recommendations and a slew of legislative changes. But since there’s more to be done, the panel is rebooting its efforts as a non-profit.