FedTech explores technology issues and successes that federal IT leaders and managers face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. FedTech is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

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About the Team

Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.
Vanessa Roberts
Editorial Director | Email
About: Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.
Tara E. Buck
Executive Editor | Email
About: Tara has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 13 years. Most recently, she was the special publications editor at The Daily Record in Baltimore, which published a variety of legal- and business-focused supplements in addition to higher education and consumer guides. In her downtime, Tara enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.
Elizabeth Neus
Managing Editor | Email
About: Elizabeth Neus is the managing editor of FedTech. Before joining FedTech, Elizabeth was a reporter for Gannett, covering health care policy and medicine. As a Gannett editor, she worked on publications and magazines focusing on everything from defense to agriculture to travel to shopping. The Washington Nationals are her team; 80s Brit pop is her sound.
Brad Sowell
Senior Editor | Email
About: Brad is a senior editor for FedTech magazine and works closely with media relations and other professionals to develop articles for the magazine. Brad was most recently a public relations specialist at S&S Public Relations. Before that, he handled public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy. When not following the Cubs and Hawkeyes religiously, Brad is an avid distance runner and has been competing in races across the Midwest for more than 15 years.
Phil Goldstein
Web Editor | Email
About: Phil Goldstein is a web editor for FedTech magazine. Besides for keeping up with the latest in technology trends, he is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity.
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Editorial Calendar

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Themes Trending
Collaboration Agencies Go Big on Microsegmentation
Managing Risk How the Defense Department Can Secure IoT
Security Cloud-Based Email Is Just the First Step
  2018 Federal Government Tech Trends


Tech to Watch Events
Eye-Tracking Technology That Sees You Too AFCEA Cybersecurity Technology Summit (February)
Infrastructure Tools That Support Analytics  
Password Technology Evolution  


Themes Trending
Changing the Way Users Work Locking Down Endpoints with Next-Gen Security Solutions
Collaboration Control Issues: Overcoming Network Management Challenges
Mobility Work Is Where You Do It: Feds and the Digital Workspace


Tech to Watch Events
Taking Aim at Artificial Intelligence GITEC (April)
The Keys to Encryption Key Management AFCEA Internet of Things Summit (May)
Tech Tips: Make the Most of Microsoft Teams’ Mobile Capabilities  


Themes Trending
Cloud How DLP Became the Tool Every Agency Needs
Data Center The Hyperefficient Federal Data Center
Managing Risk FedRAMP, FISMA and DRaaS: Agencies Migrate Disaster Recovery to the Cloud
Upgrading and Preparing for the Future  


Tech to Watch Events
Are Next-Gen Anti-Virus Tools Smarter Than Ransomware? Midterm Elections (November)
How Blockchain Can Protect Federal Data  
Agencies Experiment with AR  


Themes Trending
Cloud Making the Journey to Hybrid IT
Collaboration The Future of Federal Access Management
Digital Transformation A Deeper Understanding: User Analytics That Boost Collaboration
Networking 2019 Emerging Technology for Government
IT Solutions  


Tech to Watch Events
Cognitive Security for Protecting the Endpoint ACT-IAC Imagine Nation (October)
Edge Processing for Federal IoT 30 Must-Read Federal IT Blogs List (October)
Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
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