Last chance to submit Fed 100 nominations!
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.
Troy K. Schneider is editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN, as well as General Manager of Public Sector 360.
Prior to joining 1105 Media in 2012, Schneider was the New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, 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, National Journal, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.
Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.
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