How to Maintain a Professional Twitter Account – and Avoid the Dreaded “Resurfaced Tweet”

Stop me if you’ve heard this before – a public figure, brand executive or celebrity did something on social media that caused more harm than good. We’ve seen careers ruined and storms of negative PR resulting from “dead” posts that resurface like zombies from a figurative social media graveyard, feeding on the reputations of otherwise […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cybersecurity Conferences 2018 – It’s Black Hat and DEF CON Time

It’s summer time! Maybe you have fond memories of going to camp – or at least of watching summer camp movies. Who says the fun is just for kids? Amidst the “dog days” of August, thousands of otherwise sane adults descend on Las Vegas (average daytime temperature: 103 degrees) for two of the hottest cybersecurity […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inside the Mind of Rob Pegoraro: Security and Privacy Take a Leading Role in Tech News

This week’s podcast features Rob Pegoraro, a tech journalist freelancing for a variety of publications including Yahoo! Finance and USA Today. Pegoraro is widely considered one of the top consumer tech media influencers, and joins this week’s episode to discuss why he made the choice to freelance, the areas and topics that are currently grabbing […]

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 […]