Inside the Media Mind of Mike Gruss: Cafeteria Chairs, Artificial Intelligence and Government Acquisitions

A high school kid with an interest in computers decides to pick up a pen to call out the lack of chairs in his high school cafeteria. And a journalism career is born. Mike Gruss, Editor at C4ISRNET and the Fifth Domain, joined the team as this week’s guest on W2 Communications’ podcast “Inside the […]

Inside the Mind of George Jackson: Behind the Lens of a Government News TV Show

George Jackson, executive producer and creator of Government Matters, joined the team as this week’s guest on W2 Communications’ “Inside the Media Minds” podcast. In this episode, George gives hosts Christine Blake and Evan Weisel an in-depth breakdown of how he created the program, and discusses the evolution of his career — from his time […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

As we gear up for Mother’s Day this weekend, can you believe it’s been one year since the WannaCry mayhem? With that said, Happy Mother’s Day from W2 Communications!

Introducing “Inside the Media Minds” – A W2 Communications Production

Did you know (or hear!) about our brand new podcast series – Inside the Media Minds? We are excited to be on the air interviewing some of the most reputable technology reporters in the media landscape today. The podcast features in-depth conversations with journalists who share everything from how they began their journalism careers, to their […]

Fed Shutdown Can’t Kill a “Geek” Fest

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Talk about overcoming challenges: Our high-tech PR firm was determined to keep our sixth annual Run! Geek! Run! 8K going – even when the government shutdown forced us to postpone the original Oct. 5 date. (We’ve always held the event in West Potomac Park, a U.S. […]

Five Minutes With … Lisa Dezzutti on Getting Fed IT Work

 (If you like this podcast, please share it. Thanks!) In this era of Tweets, webinars and hyper-mobility, would you believe that federal agency IT decision-makers can’t get enough of … print articles in industry pubs? And trade shows? Yep. While they also depend greatly upon online content, social media and other digital resources, they still […]