Upcoming Event Examines Evolving Role of Analytics in National Security Decisions

(MCLEAN, VA., April 13, 2017) -- FCW, Defense Systems and technical partner Booz Allen Hamilton announce an upcoming government and military event focused on the evolving role of analytics in national security -- Analytics Supporting National Security: Advanced Capabilities for Better Decision-Making.  The event will take place June 20 at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.

Increasingly, government and military leaders are leveraging advanced analytic tools in new ways -- addressing a broader range of problems, gaining deeper levels of understanding and reducing overall cost. This event will bring together government and military leaders and experts to examine how advanced analytics provides not only the insight, but the foresight needed for effective decision-making in national security matters.

"It's been fascinating to watch the government embrace analytics in recent years, and move from basic measurement and monitoring to true predictive analytics," said Troy K. Schneider, Editor-in-Chief, FCW and GCN. "Now we're seeing some agencies explore prescriptive analytics, using the data to suggest the best course of action.  This has tremendous potential, but requires a very different way of thinking about problems and mission goals." 

"Defense and intelligence leaders recognize that the power of analytics can enable timely and accurate decision making. This event will further drive that discussion with real-world examples and identify paths forward in thinking about how to apply analytics to better support different missions," said Mark Jacobsohn, Senior Vice President and Lead, Data Science and Machine Intelligence within Booz Allen Hamilton's Strategic Innovation Group (SIG).

Current confirmed speakers to date, with more to be announced, include: Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director for Enterprise Information, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics/Acquisition Resources and Analysis, Department of Defense; Mark Tapper, Special Adviser to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Mark Jacobsohn, Senior Vice President and Lead, Data Science and Machine Intelligence, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton; Scott Jachimski, Principal and Director of Analytics, Data Science and Machine Intelligence for National Agencies, Defense & Intelligence Group, Booz Allen Hamilton.

For more information on the June 20 event, visit: https://FCW.com/Analytics or contact: Editor@FCW.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
FCW and Defense Systems are media brands in the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., that provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.

With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs more than 22,600 people globally and had revenue of $5.41 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2016. To learn more, visit http://BoozAllen.com. (NYSE: BAH)

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2017 Redmond Channel Partner Editor’s Choice Award Winners Announced

(VIENNA, VA., April 12, 2017)— Redmond Channel Partner, published by the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Editor's Choice Awards.

In this program, Redmond Channel Partner editors selected the most innovative products and partner programs in the channel's hottest categories.

"In this second-annual listing, Redmond Channel Partner editors scanned the field for those products, services and programs that present the greatest opportunities for Microsoft channel partners," said Scott Bekker, editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner. "Out of the hundreds of products released in the last year that build on the Microsoft stack, these are the ones that make Microsoft-based solutions faster, more secure, more useful and more specialized."

2017 Redmond Channel Partner Editor's Choice Award Winners

General
Best Channel Product:  Microsoft Dynamics 365
Best Partner Program:  IBM PartnerWorld
Best Hosting Partner: Rackspace
Software
Best Open Source Solution: Docker
Best Storage Software: StorageCraft Technology Corp.
Best Workflow Tool: Nintex Global Ltd.
Best Office 365 Backup Software: Acronis
Managed Service Tools
Best PSA Product: ConnectWise
Best RMM Product: SolarWinds MSP
Best Mobile RMM Product: Pulseway
Best CSP Tool: BitTitan
Distribution
Best Distributor: Tech Data
Best SMB Distributor: D&H Distributing
Best CSP Offering: SherWeb
Security
Best Security Product: Barracuda NextGen Firewall for Azure
Best Ransomware Tool: Infrascale
Best Encryption Product: Sophos
Hardware
Best Business Laptop: Lenovo Carbon X1
Best 2-in-1: HP Pro x2 612 G2
Best All-in-One PC: Microsoft Surface Studio
Best Backup/BDR Appliance: Datto SIRIS 3

The full list can be found at https://rcpmag.com, and will appear in the March/April print issue of Redmond Channel Partner

About Redmond Channel Partner
Redmond Channel Partner (RCP) is an independent advocate for Microsoft partners, including solution providers, managed services providers (MSPs), hosters, cloud partners and independent software vendors (ISVs). https://rcpmag.com

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including the public sector (FED/SLED) information technology community; enterprise computing; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105 Media's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; and Web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, Calif., with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

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1105 Public Sector Media Group Launches New Event: Connected Warrior Summit

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(MCLEAN, VA., April 6, 2017)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group announced the launch of a new event, Connected Warrior Summit (https://connectedwarrior.com/summit) on May 10th in Arlington, VA. The Connected Warrior Summit also serves as an introduction to a new digital media brand, Connected Warrior, which launches this summer.

The Connected Warrior Summit will bring together thought-leaders from across the Defense Department to discuss strategies and technologies that are making the Connected Warrior a reality.

The event will include two keynotes from leaders in the defense space, "Information-Driven Warfare: The Army Perspective" from MG Peter A. Gallagher, Director, Architecture, Operations, Networks, and Space, Office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 and "Information-Driven Warfare: The Air Force Perspective" from Brig. Gen. Aaron Prupas, Director of ISR Strategy, Plans, Policy and Force Development to the Deputy Chief of Staff, ISR (A2), Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

The Connected Warrior Summit will also include panel discussions on key issues around cyber and C4ISR, and fireside chats on the vision and development of the connected warrior.

"We launched the Connected Warrior Summit in response to the growing focus on defense spending," said Carmel McDonagh, Chief Marketing Officer of 1105 Public Sector Media Group. "There was a clear need in the market for an event where defense IT decision makers can learn more about providing warfighters at the point of the spear with the operational insight, situational awareness and other data that they need to carry out their missions."

Registration for the Connected Warrior Summit is free for government employees. Limited speaking sponsorships are still available, contact Stacy Money, smoney@1105media.com for details and pricing.

Visit https://connectedwarrior.com/summit and https://connectedwarrior.com for more information.

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Brands include FCW, GCN, Defense Systems, Connected Warrior, Washington Technology, Government Cloud Insider, Federal Soup, Campus Technology and THE Journal. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

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2017 GCN dig IT Awards Call for Nominations Now Open

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(MCLEAN, VA., APRIL 4, 2017)— GCN and 1105 Public Sector Media Group are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 GCN dig IT Awards are now being accepted.

Celebrating 29 years of GCN showcasing excellence in government IT, the GCN dig IT Awards ("dig IT" stands for Discovery and Innovation in Government IT) shine the spotlight on what matters most: transformative tech that is truly reinventing government and the pioneering IT professionals who are driving them forward.

2017 Award categories include: Big Data, Analytics & Visualization; Cybersecurity; Cloud & Infrastructure; Mobile; Robotics and Unmanned Systems – plus an award for the disruptive technologies that are emerging so quickly they don't fit into existing categories.

A list of finalists for each category will be announced in August, with the winner named the night of the GCN dig IT Awards Gala on October 19th at the Hilton McLean.

All projects developed, tested or deployed by a government agency are eligible. Nominations close June 30th.

GCN Award winners will be featured in the October issue of GCN and at the GCN dig IT Awards Gala celebration October 19, 2017.

"Government doesn't get nearly enough credit for its innovative use of IT," GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "With the dig IT Awards, we get to shine a light on the boundary-pushing projects that are in the works at all levels of public sector."

At the Gala, 1105 Public Sector Media Group will also honor individual employees from the public and private sectors as FCW's 2017 Rising Stars. These individuals, who are in the first 10 years of their federal IT careers, have made significant impacts on the government technology community and appear poised for broader leadership roles in the years to come.

For more information on the GCN dig IT Awards and to submit a nomination, visit www.gcn.com/digIT.

About GCN
GCN delivers technology assessments, recommendations and case studies to support public sector IT managers who are responsible for the specification, evaluation and selection of technology solutions. www.gcn.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Brands include FCW, GCN, Defense Systems, Connected Warrior, Washington Technology, Government Cloud Insider, Federal Soup, Campus Technology and THE Journal. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

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President’s and Eagle Award Winners Honored at Annual Federal 100 Gala

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(MCLEAN, VA., March 31, 2017)- FCW, an 1105 Media, Inc. brand, announced the recipients of the esteemed President's and Eagle Awards at the sold out 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala held on March 30th at The Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

The Federal 100 Awards are presented each year to government and industry leaders celebrating the achievements of the individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily duties to make a difference in the community they serve.

Lesley Field, the President's Award winner, was recognized for her work as an unsung hero who has served as the acting head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget four times for a total of 34 months and counting – longer than a number of recent administrators.

The Eagle Award is presented to two honorees, one from government and one from industry, who are considered the best-in-class for 2017 whose contributions are felt throughout the federal IT community. The award for the government category went to Dave Powner, the Government Accountability Office's director of IT management issues, and the industry award went to David Moskovitz, Chief Executive for Accenture Federal Services.

"A central theme of the Federal 100 awards is that people are the most precious IT commodity," FCW Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "Lesley and both Daves are especially good examples of that. " "In this time of transition for government, it is important to recognize the contributions of career civil servants and their industry partners who provide the knowledge and continuity that are essential to success in a new administration."

Detailed winner profiles are featured on FCW.com, and appear in the March 30 print and digital issues of FCW.

About FCW
FCW's editorial mission is to provide federal technology executives with the information, insights, and strategies necessary to successfully navigate the complex world of federal business. By providing federal technology executives with the "who" and "what" they need to know to get things done, FCW delivers access to a powerful, hard-to-reach audience that controls the technology purchasing in federal government. https://FCW.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Brands include FCW, GCN, Defense Systems, Connected Warrior, Washington Technology, Government Cloud Insider, Federal Soup, Campus Technology and THE Journal. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

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1105 Public Sector Media Group Launches New Website: Government Cloud Insider

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(MCLEAN, VA., March 15, 2017)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group today announced the launch of a new website, Government Cloud Insider (https://govcloudinsider.com).

The first and only resource for readers looking to navigate government's march to the cloud, Government Cloud Insider provides coverage of government cloud initiatives at the federal, state and local levels, as well as the latest on agency migrations, industry offerings, security developments and market trends.

"We cover cloud in all our publications, but we wanted to offer one source for the reader to find focused coverage about how cloud is changing the government IT ecosystem—its cost efficiency, security, and speed," said Anne Armstrong, Co-President and Chief Content Officer of 1105 Public Sector Media Group. "Government Cloud Insider will provide case studies, news analysis and technical tips to help executives understand the issues and make informed choices."

By creating the first and only publication dedicated exclusively to cloud in government, Government Cloud Insider is building a uniquely focused audience and helping those readers to make smarter decisions in a space that is projected to see spending double by FY 2021.

Charter sponsors for Government Cloud Insider include Amazon Web Services, Gigamon Inc. and Tintri.

Visit https://govcloudinsider.com for more information.

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Brands include FCW, GCN, Defense Systems, Washington Technology, Government Cloud Insider, Federal Soup, Campus Technology and THE Journal. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com


Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

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Award-Winning Media Brand Gets Name Update: Virtualization & Cloud Review

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(Irvine, CA, March 8, 2017)—1105 Enterprise Computing Group announced today that award-winning media brand Virtualization Review has been renamed Virtualization & Cloud Review.

The change reflects the evolving nature of the IT industry and brings the name of the brand more in line with current trends. Virtualization & Cloud Review remains the premier guide for IT administrators and C-level decision makers who want to understand how virtualization and cloud technology impacts their businesses.

"This new name perfectly encapsulates our coverage," said Keith Ward, Editor in Chief of Virtualization & Cloud Review. "We cover the major cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, along with the virtualization technologies that make them possible, like software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage (SDS), hyper-convergence, virtual machines and containers. If it makes 'the cloud' go, Virtualization & Cloud Review writes about it."

Virtualization & Cloud Review's print publication, web site and resources such as newsletters, whitepapers, webcasts and blogs provide coverage on server, application, storage and desktop virtualization; software-defined datacenters; backup and disaster recovery; and private and public cloud infrastructure and management.

For more information visit http://virtcloudreview.com.

About 1105 Enterprise Computing Group
1105 Enterprise Computing Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., keeps managers and professionals current on the information, insight and analysis they need to succeed in the developer, IT and Channel worlds. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. We offer our advertisers deep editorial and market knowledge, a comprehensive audience database, and expert marketing and engagement services. http://1105ecg.com

Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

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1105 Media's Campus Security & Life Safety Names New Editor

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2017 -- Today the Infrastructure Solutions Group of 1105 Media announced that Lindsay Page has been named Editor of Campus Security and Life Safety magazine and e-newsletter. In addition, Campus Security and Life Safety will be launching a stand-alone website before the ISC West show, which will be April 5-7 in Las Vegas. Lindsay will also be the editor of the website.

Campus Security and Life Safety started as a supplement to Security Today (formerly Security Products) four years ago but is now a stand-alone brand offering the largest coverage of the educational security market. In her role as Editor, Lindsay will be driving the direction of the brand and creating and aggregating important news and product information in the fast-paced and growing educational security market.

Security Today Editor-in-Chief Ralph C. Jensen said, "Campus and educational security is of great importance and will be a huge market for many years to come. Adding a dedicated website in addition to the magazine and e-newsletter will help decision makers with their business." He added, "Lindsay has a proven track record of supplying great information to our general security market and is the perfect choice to head up this effort."

Lindsay, a graduate of Pittsburg State University, has been instrumental in driving the Campus Security and Life Safety brand. "I saw a need for more information to be supplied to the educational and campus markets to help ensure our campus environments are safe and secure," she stated. "I am honored to be editor for Campus Security & Life Safety. This magazine is becoming a force in the industry, and I am looking forward to helping it reach its full potential."

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including security; industrial health, safety, and compliance; environmental protection; home healthcare; education; and information technology. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; and Web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, Calif., with offices throughout the United States.

Media Inquiries:
Susan May, Group Marketing Director, Infrastructure Solutions Group
smay@1105media.com

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1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group Names New Editor

DALLAS, Feb. 8, 2017 -- Today the Infrastructure Solutions Group of 1105 Media announced that Matt Holden has been named Editor of the new Infrastructure Solutions Group website and its correlated e-newsletter. Matt, who is also Social Media Editor for the group, will be creating and aggregating important news in the fast-paced and growing infrastructure markets including buildings, roads, transportation and facilities.

1105 Media's Occupational Health and Safety Editor Jerry Laws says, "Infrastructure is a huge market and is sure to grow with the Trump administration making it a high priority. Having a dedicated website and e-newsletter will help decision makers stay on top of these developments that are so important to their business." He added, "Matt already knows these markets well and has a proven track record of supplying great information to our audience; he is the perfect choice to head up this effort."

Matt, a graduate of Ball State University, was instrumental in driving the launch of the new brand. "I saw a need for more information in the infrastructure markets and realized the divisions within our group were uniquely qualified to take this to market," said Matt.

The divisions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group include Safety & Health, Security, Education Facilities, Home Medical Care and Environmental Protection. The group's website can be found at http://infrastructuresolutionsgroup.com.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including security; industrial health, safety, and compliance; environmental protection; home healthcare; education; and information technology. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; and web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

Media Inquiries:
Susan May, Group Marketing Director, Infrastructure Solutions Group
smay@1105media.com

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2017 Campus Technology Impact Awards Call for Nominations Now Open

(VIENNA, VA., February 1, 2017) -- Campus Technology and 1105 Public Sector Media Group are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Campus Technology Impact Awards (formally the Innovators Awards) are now being accepted.

For 12 years, Campus Technology has showcased colleges and universities that are innovating with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations. This year with the new Impact Awards, Campus Technology is broadening the scope of this recognition to include both cutting-edge and well established projects.

"The Campus Technology Impact Awards build on our 12-year history of honoring colleges and universities for their work with technology in higher education," said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. "We are excited to recognize projects large and small that have made their mark both on campus and on the higher ed community." 

Nominations must be submitted by April 10th and will be reviewed by the Impact Awards Judging Committee of higher ed tech leaders, with final winners selected by our expert team of editors. For each winning project, Campus Technology will recognize the institution, the project lead and the technologies involved in making the initiative a success.

All winners will be featured in the October issue of our digital magazine and with an in-depth project profile in one of our e-newsletters. Winners will be announced on our website (https://campustechnology.com) on August 1st.

For more information on the Campus Technology Impact Awards and to submit a nomination, visit https://campustechnology.com/impact.

About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources, with distribution across a website, monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webcasts and online tools. It's the go-to resource for campus professionals, providing in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation. Content includes valuable hands-on articles, best practices, industry trends, expert advice and insightful articles to help administrators, campus executives, technologists and educators plan, develop and successfully launch effective IT initiatives. https://campustechnology.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.  http://1105publicsector.com

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