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Troy K. Schneider

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.
People

Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

You now have until Tuesday, Jan. 11, to get them in. Happy holidays!

People

Fed 100 nominations: Time is running out

Nominations are due by Dec. 24 -- submit yours today!

Acquisition

Congratulations to the 2021 Rising Stars

These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

IT Modernization

Post-pandemic IT leadership

The rush to maximum telework did more than showcase the importance of IT -- it also forced them to rethink their own operations.

Digital Government

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Record demand for services and pandemic precautions have prompted some fundamental reassessments about delivery.

Acquisition

DARPA's Pandemic Prevention Platform

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, DARPA's 10 years of funding research and development on DNA and RNA vaccines, including a $25 million award to Moderna to help establish its messenger RNA platform, proved critical.

Acquisition

Christopher Krebs: Truth and consequences

Krebs spent 2020 working furiously to ensure the integrity of our elections, while also ensuring that ransomware, software supply-chain vulnerabilities and a range of other rapidly escalating risks didn't cripple government operations or the nation's critical infrastructure.

Acquisition

Craig Abod: Taking the pain out of procurement

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Acquisition

Last call for 2021 innovation nominations

July 15 is the deadline for Rising Star, Public Sector Innovation and Industry Innovator nominations.

IT Modernization

Cloud after COVID

More than a year of pandemic operations has altered government’s view of cloud-centric modernization

Acquisition

Deadline extended for 2021 Rising Star nominations

Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the July 15 deadline.

Cybersecurity

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After a year of emergency response, IT leaders are planning for a permanently changed operating environment.

Acquisition

Nominations now open for 2021 Rising Stars

Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT.

Cybersecurity

Why zero trust is having a moment

Improved technologies and growing threats have agencies actively pursuing dynamic and context-driven security.

IT Modernization

Sunsetting CVR but keeping the collaboration

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Cybersecurity

A renewed push for secure modernization

With the SolarWinds breach as a catalyst and new leadership across government, agencies are rethinking their roadmaps.

Acquisition

Will DOD keep collaborating after CVR?

Commercial Virtual Remote, spun up last year to support pandemic telework, goes away this summer. DISA is working to ensure the cloud collaboration continues.

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