GCN, WT bring home Neal Awards

NEW YORK ' Government Computer News and Washington Technology won gold Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism awards today at the annual Neal luncheon held by American Business Media at the Waldorf Astoria.

Federal Computer Week also received honors as a finalist in the category of best news coverage for publications with more than $7 million in revenue. This was for Matthew Weigelt's news coverage of the General Services Administration.

GCN won in the category of best single issue of a newspaper/news tabloid with revenues of more than $7 million for the August 21, 2006 issue. The cover story by Patience Wait and Dawn Onley, 'Red Storm Rising,' uncovered the growing threat of cyberattacks from China aimed at the Defense Department and other federal agencies. The winning issue also featured a story by Joab Jackson about the rising popularity of online collaboration in the form of wikis.

Washington Technology won for its May 29, 2006, issue in the category of best single issue of a newspaper/news tabloid with revenues of up to $3 million. The cover feature, a special report on international IT, had stories by William Welsh ('Gaining speed: Contractors board transportation sector for a booming ride) and Alice Lipowicz ('When in Rome ' Biometrics face down issues of cultural preferences').

GCN, WT and FCW are all part of the 1105 Government Information Group.

This is the 53rd year of the Neal Awards, which honor outstanding journalism in business-to-business publishing. American Business Media, a national association of business-to-business information providers, sponsors the awards.

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