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Troy K. Schneider

Troy K. Schneider is the GovExec's President for Content Brands. Until early 2022, he was Editor-in-Chief of both FCW and GCN, as well as General Manager for Government Technology Brands at GovExec.

Mr. Schneider previously served as New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company, where he oversaw the online operations of The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, The Hotline and The Almanac of American Politics, among other publications. The founding editor of, Mr. 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, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

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

Deadline extended for FCW's Federal 100 nominations!

You now have until Tuesday, Jan. 11, to get them in. Happy holidays!

Cloud & Infrastructure

Get to know the 2021 Public Sector Innovation winners

These 12 projects at the federal, state and local levels show just how transformative government IT can be.

Data & Analytics

How the pandemic transformed citizen service

Besides ramping up automated online services, many agencies gained deeper insights into what citizens really needed.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How the pandemic taught agencies to accept and adapt

A group of IT leaders got together to discuss how agencies responded to the changes forced by the pandemic, what challenges they faced and how they broke through old barriers to deliver better citizens services.

Last call for 2021 innovation nominations

July 15 is the deadline for Rising Star, Public Sector Innovation and Industry Innovator nominations.

Emerging Tech

Deadline extended for Government Innovation Award nominations

Help us find the best examples of public-sector innovation in six critical categories -- submit your nomination by July 15.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Post-pandemic telework infrastructure

With a year of remote experience and the prospect of hybrid operations on the horizon, IT leaders are drafting plans for long-term secure access and more effective collaboration.


Zero trust moves from vision to reality

More sophisticated technologies and better access to data are helping agencies pursue dynamic and context-driven security to combat the growing threats.

Emerging Tech

Nominations now open for the 2021 Government Innovation Awards

Help us find the best examples of public sector innovation in six critical categories.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Keeping cloud collaboration after CVR winds down

Commercial Virtual Remote, spun up last year to support pandemic telework, goes away this summer. DISA's Global Directory is the key to ensuring the cloud collaboration continues.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How COVID and SolarWinds are driving secure modernization

The pandemic and recent security breaches illustrate the urgency government should feel about modernizing legacy infrastructure and systems.

Data & Analytics

Getting health data in shape

Data management challenges are common to every agency, but structuring and sharing health data comes with additional complexities.

Pandemic tests electronic records management

Between the rush enable more virtual collaboration, stalled digitization of archived records and managing records that reside in datasets, records management executives are sorting through new challenges.


NIST testing automated delivery of new security controls

Starting this summer, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will begin to automate delivery of revisions to Special Publication 800-53.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Time is running out for Federal 100 nominations

These annual awards honor the individuals in the federal IT community who have gone far beyond their assigned duties to make a difference.

Cloud & Infrastructure

21 Public Sector Innovation award winners

These projects at the federal, state and local levels show just how transformative government IT can be.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Announcing the 2020 Public Sector Innovation winners

These 21 projects at the federal, state and local levels show just how transformative government IT can be.

Records management is about to get harder

New collaboration technologies ramped up in the wake of the pandemic have introduced some new challenges.

Do you really understand AI?

Not everyone can be an expert, but we all need a solid grasp of this transformative technology.