Expert Insights on the National Cybersecurity Strategy

Since the Biden Administration released its National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) in March, many in the technology industry – W2 Communications’ clients included – have been sharing their reactions to the strategy, as well as outlining how federal agencies can begin to implement the mandates it set forth.   At the recent Cyber Central event in […]

An Insider’s Perspective on the Federal Fiscal Year End

As I mentioned in a recent blog, timing is everything when making marketing decisions in the public sector. And in the public sector realm, time itself works a bit differently. While privatized businesses and organizations may operate and plan around a traditional 12-month calendar year (January to December), government agencies are held to a Fiscal […]

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Inside the Media Mind of Andrew Eversden, Staff Reporter for Breaking Defense

On this episode of Inside the Media Minds, our host Christine Blake sat down to talk with Andrew Eversden, staff reporter for Breaking Defense. (Read the transcript here.) Andrew always had an interest in how government works. During the conversation, he shared how his first job out of college – reporting for Federal Times – […]

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Inside the Media Minds of Government Executive’s Troy Schneider and James Hanson

This week on Inside the Media Minds, our host Christine Blake, spoke with Troy Schneider, General Manager for Government Executive Brands, and James Hanson, Group Publisher, Federal and Technology, at Government Executive.  During the conversation, James shares his pursuit of broadcast journalism and dreams of working for ESPN before finding himself in defense journalism, then […]

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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 […]

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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 […]