Editor's Note

Last chance to submit Fed 100 nominations!

Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

We've held open the nomination process as long as we could, but the partial government shutdown has stretched far longer than we thought possible.   Judging for the 2019 Federal 100 Awards takes place this weekend, so all submissions must be in by 6 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 25.   

If you have a nomination that's awaiting final sign-off from a furloughed supporting nominator, please consider submitting it as-is with a note about that challenge.  The online nomination form is here, and you can find detailed guidelines at FCW.com/2019fed100.

The current shutdown is an unwelcome reminder of the many obstacles that members of the federal IT community must sometimes overcome.  Let's make sure it doesn't keep the best of those individuals from getting the recognition they deserve.

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is the Editor-in-Chief of both FCW and GCN, two of the oldest and most influential publications in public-sector IT. Both publications (originally known as Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News, respectively) are owned by GovExec. Mr. Schneider also serves GovExec's General Manager for Government Technology Brands.

Mr. Schneider previously served as New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company, where he oversaw the online operations of The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, The Hotline and The Almanac of American Politics, among other publications. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, Mr. Schneider also helped launch the political site PoliticsNow.com in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, WashingtonPost.com, Slate, Politico, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

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