Former CSC spokesman Gulick dies

John Gulick, who worked as a public relations official with Computer Sciences Corp. for a decade, died suddenly May 16 following a heart attack at his home. He was 65.

Gulick was well-known for his quick grasp of complicated information and his ability to work easily with reporters, especially on deadline.

"He understood it from the reporter's perspective, and he did a great job of representing first the Air Force and then various private-sector companies while keeping the news and reporter in mind," said Joanne Connelly, president of ConnellyWorks Inc.

"For many years, when I was in editorial, John Gulick was the oasis, the voice of reason that one could check in with," said Anne Armstrong, publisher of Federal Computer Week. "He was the compass one set one's direction by."

For more than 40 years, Gulick enjoyed successful careers in the Air Force, industry and private practice. He co-authored "Media Isn't a Four-Letter Word," which was first published in 1994. Now in its fifth edition, this book provides tips and techniques for dealing with the news media.

He was the founder and operator of Gulick Public Relations Inc., an advertising and public relations agency in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

Featured

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1996, 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.

  • 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.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

  • Shutterstock image.

    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

  • General Frost

    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

  • Rising Star 2013

    Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

    FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group