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Troy Schneider

Troy K. Schneider is the Editor-in-Chief of both FCW and GCN, two of the oldest and most influential publications in public-sector IT. Both publications (originally known as Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News, respectively) are owned by GovExec. Mr. Schneider also serves GovExec's General Manager for Government Technology Brands.

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.

Zero trust: Moving from concept to reality

Despite the daunting complexity of establishing zero trust, agency cybersecurity execs are finding ways to crack the problem.

Digital Government

AI makes the call on inherently governmental functions

The Department of Health and Human Services built a recurrent neural network to help procurement staff make determinations on inherently governmental functions.


Shifting needs drive data center decisions

Agencies have been working for years to shrink the number of data centers they run and their optimize operations. But whether to close facilities or streamline existing ones depends on the agency.