Debating the Government’s Role in Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to transform life as we know it. From healthcare delivery and transportation to marketing, customer service, and a plethora of other applications, AI will have a profound impact on society, particularly on the workforce. Today’s AI capabilities are at the level of codifying common skills, but eventually what’s being called […]

Deploying Secure Cloud Solutions for Federal Agencies

Cloud computing has moved into the mainstream, and federal agencies are embracing it along with their private sector counterparts. While there have long been concerns about the security of cloud environments, particularly public cloud which dwells outside an agency’s firewall, big strides in cloud security have been made, increasing its attractiveness for a breadth of […]

Parsing Signal to Noise: How Analytics Can Help the Federal Government Mitigate Cyber Risk

Forcepoint and CyberScoop’s recent Cybersecurity Leadership Forum showcased an expert panel discussing the opportunities and challenges of implementing analytics to help protect federal agencies from cyber threats. At the heart of the discussion was agency mission. Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commented that federal agencies […]

Blockchain’s Potential Impact on Federal Agencies

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) recently presented an expert panel discussion on blockchain technology’s potential to transform federal government business processes. Kudos to the panelists for making this mysterious and quickly-evolving technology a bit less formidable. At the most basic level, blockchain (also referred to as “distributed ledger”) stores transactions in a growing set […]

Inside the Mind of Troy Schneider: A Federal Media Deep Dive

This week’s guest on W2 Communications’ podcast, “Inside the Media Minds,” is Troy Schneider, Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week (FCW) and Government Computer News (GCN).  Along with hosts Christine Blake and Evan Weisel, Troy discusses the numerous publications he oversees and even breaks some news regarding GCN’s awards program! The show takes a nostalgic turn when […]

Securing the Federal Government: Challenges and Opportunities

Last week’s Security Through Innovation Summit, presented by FedScoop, offered interesting perspectives on cybersecurity through a federal government lens. While there were new insights well worth learning, it seemed there was also a bit of an uncomfortable resignation in much of the audience: cyber threats have unfortunately become commonplace. The ever-insightful Chris Young, CEO of […]

Bloomberg BNA’s Dan Stoller on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Dan Stoller, Senior Legal Editor for Bloomberg BNA’s Privacy & Security Law Report, was this week’s guest on W2 Communications’ “Inside the Media Minds” podcast. During the conversation, we discuss Dan’s background in law and journalism, data privacy and what to look for in the news in the second half of 2018. Highlights from this week’s […]

W2 Communications Wins PR Agency Elite Award for Content Marketing!

We are excited to announce that won the PR Elite Agency Award for work we did for our client, ThreatConnect. The announcement is here http://www.prnewsonline.com/thelists/agency-elite-2016-winners/#11.

EmployeeFeatureFriday: Carrie VanBuskirk

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Since joining our high-tech PR firm as an Account Coordinator in December 2015, Carrie has overseen results-generating media relations, managed social media, coordinated events and played a key role in the development of successful PR campaigns. She has worked with technology organizations of all sizes and industries. […]

Top 4 Things to Know to Create a PR Plan

Looking for tips on how to create a PR plan? Check out these top 4 things to know when you create your next PR plan!