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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.

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in North America and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,200 coworkers. For the trailing 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2015, the company generated net sales of almost $12.6 billion. For more information, visit www.CDW.com.

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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.
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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Allison Leopold
Jenna Murphy
Ellen Wu

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Macy Kinde

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Dan Brenner
Bridget Tessarolo

Photo Editor

Sara Elder


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Editorial Calendar

Read the editorial calendar for the quarterly print magazine.


Themes Trending
Software Management How the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Will Affect Windows 10 Adoption
Cloud Managing the $6 Billion Federal Software Portfolio
Security Transition Technology: What Changes a New Administration Will Bring to Inauguration Day and Beyond


Tech to Watch E-News
Next-Gen Network Security Data Center
Windows 10 Cloud
Software Acquisition Mobility
Tech Trends: Top Federal Tech Trends for 2017 Security
AFCEA DC Mobile Technology Summit (January)
Adobe Digital Government Assembly (February)
AFFIRM Cybersecurity Summit (March)


Themes Trending
Security The Next Round of Cyberdefense: How the Federal Government Is Rethinking Its Cyber Philosophy
Collaboration What the New Administration’s Federal Budget Proposal Means for the Digital Transformation Initiative
  Better Policing Rooted in Better Technology
  An Effort to End Wildlife Tracking Is a Test Case for How the Federal Government and Intelligence Community Can Work Together


Tech to Watch E-News
Intelligent Apps Data Center (Backup and Services)
Smart Machines Cloud
Next-Gen Notebooks Software
Symantec Government Symposium (April)
MOC (May)


Themes Trending
Data Center Smart Buildings: New Technologies Make Federal Buildings More Attractive to Younger Workers
Mobility How Closely Can Federal IT Agencies Work Together to Share Data and Improve Infrastructure?
  End of Lease: Data Centers Require Agencies to Shift to Smaller Facilities
  Next Weapon: Training Staff Who Understand Data Analytics
  Budget Planning: Where Could the Government Boost IT Spending in Next Year’s Budget?


Tech to Watch E-News
Bimodal IT Mobility
Adaptive Security Security
Next Generation of Government Training Summit
ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference


Themes Trending
Security Will Data Analytics Influence How the Public Interacts with the Federal Government?
Cloud Virtual Assistants Could Reshape the Federal Workforce
Business Intelligence Tools of the Trade: The Technology DOD Taps for ‘Red Team’ Security Systems
  The Wi-Fi Debate: Federal Government Adds Access, Securely, to Employees


Tech to Watch E-News
Next-Gen Wireless Security
Blockchain Technology Data Center
Network Security Software
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
2017 Fed Tech Year in Review / 2018 Top Fed IT Trends
Must-Read Federal IT Blogs List (December)
Apr 25 2014