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Welcome to the new

As you’ve probably noticed, looks different today.  We’ve refreshed the design, made the pages more mobile friendly and streamlined the entire site to deliver government IT coverage more quickly.

We’ve also reorganized our coverage, to focus more on the technologies that are transforming government at all levels.   Cybersecurity, cloud solutions and all things data are still in the mix, of course, but so are artificial intelligence, automation, smart cities, the internet of things and emerging technology in general.  These topic portals include all of GCN’s insightful coverage, and more is on the way.  Look for video presentations, related events, e-learning opportunities and other resources in the not-too-distant future. 

The core mission of GCN has not changed.  Just as the weekly print edition of Government Computer News did nearly four decades ago, this latest incarnation of is committed to helping government IT professionals truly understand the technologies that are transforming government.   Whether it’s the newest tech or a longstanding cornerstone of government IT, we hope you’ll continue to look to GCN to explain how it works and who's doing it best.

The new site will continue to evolve in the coming weeks -- and we know that revamping a resource with this much history is bound to have a few hiccups.  So if you find something that doesn’t look quite right, or have suggestions for how to make GCN better, please let us know.

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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