Inside the Media Mind of Grant Gross: The Progression and Regulation of Technology and Public Policy

Ever since his shy high school days, Grant Gross has been passionate about three things: technology, public policy and journalism. These interests are what propelled his journalism career and took him from covering school board and county commission meetings to becoming a highly regarded technology reporter. As a journalist for nearly 30 years, 14 of […]

The State of Election Security – 2018 and Beyond

W2 Communications and cybersecurity solutions provider ForeScout presented a timely panel discussion on Election Security as part of DC CyberWeek. The conversation was moderated by Federal News Network’s Sean Kelley; panelists included Susannah Goodman, Director of Election Security at Common Cause; Chris Wlaschin, Vice President of Systems Security at Election Systems & Software; and Shawn […]

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.