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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.
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Last call for 2021 innovation nominations

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

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Sunsetting CVR but keeping the collaboration

Commercial Virtual Remote, spun up last year to support pandemic telework, goes away this summer. DISA's Global Directory is the key to ensuring the cloud collaboration continues.

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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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Nearly 50% of Pentagon workers still teleworking

Safety protocols would allow up to 80% on-site, but there's no rush to recall remote employees.

Congratulations to the 2020 Federal 100

The defense community is well represented on this year's winners list.

DOD data strategy nearing release

The Navy's chief data officer says the final draft should be out in November with service-specific implementation plans to follow.

What DOD's data scientists are discovering

Recruiting top analytical talent into government is tough, the Pentagon's top management officer says, but the payoffs can be big.

Prescriptive analytics planned for Navy Data Platform

"Data-centricity is key" to smarter supply chain management for the service.

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Who are the defense innovators among the 2019 Fed 100?

Fully one-fifth of this year's Fed 100 are military personnel or civilian defense employees.

Deadline extended for Fed 100 nominations

You now have until Friday, Jan. 4, to get them in. Happy holidays!

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The 2019 Federal 100: Nominate today!

Help FCW find the individuals having the biggest impact in defense IT.

Navy Sealift Command, CACI, Ariz. DOT and HHS get top honors at Government Innovation Awards

Best in Class recognitions highlight the public-sector potential of automation, machine learning, IoT and drone defenses.

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DISA uses OTA to pilot background-investigation platform

A prototype aims to provide an "integrated case management solution" as a shared service for investigative users.


Advocacy group warns Trump about JEDI contract with tabloid ad

As many in the federal contracting industry look to push back on a planned single-vendor cloud procurement by the Pentagon, one advocacy group is looking to leverage President Trump's reported animus to Amazon to help quash the deal.


Raytheon's Dave Wajsgras wins FCW's 2018 Eagle Award

Raytheon may be better known for radar systems and weapons platforms, but FCW's 2018 Industry Eagle Award winner has quietly transformed government's IT security landscape.

What to make of DOD's latest cloud moves

Speculation is still swirling about the implications of the draft solicitation for JEDI -- and about why a separate agreement for cloud-migration services was scaled back so dramatically.

Defense Digital Service to build provisioning system for JEDI

The Defense Digital Service is building a tool to automate the complex back-end business processes that accompany commercial cloud services.

Connected Warrior

Can the Army digitize battlefield medical data?

The challenge: Using classified networks to transmit secure-but-unclassified health data and connect field medics to distant treatment facilities.

DISA: Warfighters' walk to be used for mobile security

An individual's walking gait will be the first biometric used as part of continuous multi-factor authentication.

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Trump taps former NASA administrator to head DOD tech research

If confirmed, Michael Griffin would be the Pentagon's first under secretary for research and engineering, and effectively serve as CTO.