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Troy K. Schneider

Troy K. Schneider is the GovExec's President for Content Brands. Until early 2022, he was Editor-in-Chief of both FCW and GCN, as well as General Manager for Government Technology Brands at GovExec.

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, Mr. Schneider also helped launch the political site 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,, 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.

Catalyst Award winner: Soraya Correa

Over the course of a 40-year career in federal service, Soraya Correa looked for ways to make procurement more effective and more responsive to agency needs.


Industry Eagle Award winner: Casey Coleman

Efforts to help the state of Rhode Island and the Small Business Administration respond to the COVID pandemic were just the latest chapters in Coleman's contributions to the government IT community.


Announcing the 2022 Federal 100

Meet the women and men being honored for their exceptional contributions to federal IT over the past year.


Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

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


Fed 100 nominations: Time is running out

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


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

How COVID has changed citizen services

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


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.


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.


Craig Abod: Taking the pain out of procurement

Craig Abod and Carahsoft have been working to make IT acquisition decisions easier and more effective.

Next steps on the cyber EO

With zero trust as a stated goal, agencies are mapping their strategies -- and funding plans


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


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.


Connecting and supporting the post-pandemic workforce

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


Nominations now open for 2021 Rising Stars

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


Why zero trust is having a moment

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