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Don't forget your dig IT nominations

Just a quick reminder that nominations are open for this year’s dig IT Awards -- GCN’s showcase of discovery and innovation in government IT. The awards celebrate leading-edge technologies and the pioneering IT professionals who are driving them forward in five distinct areas of government IT:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud and Infrastructure
  • Big Data, Analytics and Visualization
  • Mobile
  • Robotics and Unmanned Systems

The innovation can lie in a new technology itself or in the ways established technology is being used to make government function better. Nominations can be submitted in multiple categories, as appropriate, because convergence is often critical to the mission. There’s also an “other” option for the disruptive technologies that are emerging so quickly they don’t fit into any of the categories above.

Nominations will be accepted through June 30, and winners will be honored this fall in the pages of GCN and in person at the GCN dig IT Awards Gala.

So please help us identify the best in innovative government IT. To learn more, go to

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN, as well as General Manager of Public Sector 360.

Prior to joining 1105 Media in 2012, Schneider was the New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company. The founding editor of, 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, National Journal, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

Click here for previous articles by Schneider, or connect with him on Twitter: @troyschneider.

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