Security Products 2016 New Product of the Year Award Winners Announced

DALLAS, August 23, 2016 -Security Products magazine, the only integrated product and technology magazine reaching the entire security market, and securitytoday.com, the preeminent editorial website for the security industry, announced the winners of their 2016 New Product of the Year Award today.

The Security Products New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. A record-high number of entries was received in the eighth successful year of the independently juried contest. Winners were honored in 41 product award categories:

The winners are:

Access Control Devices/Peripherals
HES, an ASSA ABLOY Group Brand, K200 Wired Cabinet Lock
HES, an ASSA ABLOY Group Brand, KS200 Wired Server Cabinet Lock

Access Control Devices/Peripherals - Wireless
ASSA ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY IN100 Aperio Wireless Lock
ASSA ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY IN220 Power over Ethernet Lock

Access Control Software/Controllers
Mercury Security, Mercury MS Bridge for Software House iSTAR Migration

Audio Analytics
Louroe Electronics, LE-802 Intelligent Audio Analytics System

Big Data Security Analytics
Quantum Secure, SAFE Facility Analytics

Cameras - Analog
Iluminar Inc., LPRS-32-24

Cameras – Body Worn
Sentry 360, SentryMobile Body Worn Camera Series

Cameras – IP Multi-Sensor Panoramic
Digital Watchdog, MEGApix PANO 48 Megapixel Multi-Sensor Camera
IC Real Tech, ALLie Home 360-Degree x 360-Degree Camera

Cameras - IP Single-Sensor Panoramic
Oncam, Evolution-12 Camera Line

Cloud Solutions and Services
Camcloud Inc., VIP Dealer Program – Software
Honeywell, AlarmNet 360

Convergence & Integrated Software Solutions
IDIS, IDIS Smart UX Controls

Cyber Risk Management Software
RiskSense Inc., RiskSense Platform (v 5.1)

DIY Security
Kuna Systems, Kuna

Emergency Communications Systems
Aiphone Corporation, IX Series Network Paging Adaptor/IX-PA
Talkaphone, Wall Mount S Call Station

Fire & Life Safety
Sargent and Greenleaf, S&G 2890B

Green/Sustainable Solutions and Products
ASSA ABLOY, IN220 Power over Ethernet Lock

High-Performance NVRs
Milestone Systems, Milestone Husky M500 Advanced NVR

Home Automation
Legrand, On-Q Intuity Home Automation System

Internet of Things
AlertEnterprise, bAlert Security Commander

Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solutions
Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc., Gunshot Classifier 1.0

Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solutions - Wireless
Honeywell, Lyric Security and Home Control System

Locks/Safes/Hardware
Sargent and Greenleaf, S&G 2890B

Loss Prevention
Netskope, Netskope Active Cloud DLP 2.0

Mobile Apps
Brivo Inc., Brivo Mobile Pass

Monitoring Solutions
I-View Now, I-View Now

Network Support Solutions
Aiphone Corporation, IX Series Network Adaptors, IX-1AS & IX-10AS

NVR Appliances
Promise Technology, Vess A2330

Outdoor Perimeter Protection
Gallagher, Gallagher F3 Fence Controller

Power Supply Technologies
Altronix, Netway 4EWP
Minuteman Power Technologies, RMP1581HVN Remote Power Manager

Risk Management Software
RiskVision, RiskVision Active State

Software/IT Solutions
System Surveyor, System Surveyor

Tools and Hardware
Campus Safety Products, RhinoWare Door Barricade System

User Authentication/Identification/Credentialing and Management
Bosch/Genetec/SecureXperts, Credentialed High Assurance Video Encryption (CHAVE)

Video Analytics
Bosch Security Systems Inc., Intelligent Video Analytics 6.30

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies
Sony, SNCVB770

Video Surveillance Cameras, HD (megapixel)
Arecont Vision, MegaVideo Flex

Video Surveillance Data Storage
Salient Systems, RED3 Integrated Server 16 Port/24 Port
Spectra Logic, Spectra Verde DPE (Digital Preservation for Enterprise)

Video Surveillance Hardware & Accessories
Dotworkz, S-Type 4K Series Camera Housing
Theia Technologies, Theia 4K 1/1.7" Format Varifocal Lens Family

Video Surveillance Management Systems
Milestone Systems, XProtect 2016

Visitor Management
AMAG Technology, Symmetry GUEST

Winners will receive awards and will be recognized at ASIS International 2016 in Orlando, Florida September 12-14. They will also be featured on the security industry leading website, securitytoday.com, and will be highlighted in the December 2016 issue of Security Products magazine. Entries are showcased in the September 2016 issue of Security Products magazine. The magazine is distributed to more than 66,000* subscribers monthly as well as at key industry trade events such as ASIS, and its website is visited by thousands of security professionals every week.

"The New Product of the Year contest gives us a terrific sampling of security solutions available now," said Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief of Security Products magazine. "Our juried judges do an excellent job of compiling and assigning a score for each entry. I applaud those who entered this year for introducing the best of the best security systems. It is always exciting to view the entries and then release information about the winning entries. However, it should be noted that all new products are important and might be able to fit into your security scheme."

Information about the 2017 Security Products New Product of the Year awards will be available at securitytoday.com in the spring of 2017.

*BPA Brand Report, December 2015

For more information, please contact:
Susan May
Group Marketing Director, 1105 Media
Security, Safety, Health & Facilities Group
14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 425
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: 972-687-6744
E-mail: smay@1105media.com

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2016 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Now Open

(VIENNA, VA., August 5, 2016)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group is pleased to announce that voting for the 2016 THE Journal Readers' Choice Awards is now open.

In THE Journal's second annual Readers' Choice Awards, THE Journal subscribers are asked to vote for the software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the mission and business of K-12 education. Votes can be entered at thejournal.com/readerschoice before August 31.

"Our second-annual Readers' Choice Awards give educators, administrators and education technology professionals the chance to speak out in support of the tools that make a difference in the effectiveness of teaching and learning and in the efficiency of school and district operations," said David Nagel, editor-in-chief of THE Journal. "Hundreds of products have been nominated in dozens of categories, and education professionals can also write in their favorites."

The winners will be featured on THEJournal.com and will appear in the October issue of THE Journal.

For more information on the THE Journal Readers' Choice Awards and to cast your vote, please visit at thejournal.com/readerschoice.

About THE Journal
THE Journal is the premier resource for K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, IT administration and instructional technologists who make decisions and influence technology purchases for their districts, schools and classrooms.

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's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

Contact:
Emily Jacobs
Phone: 703.876.5052
E-mail: ejacobs@1105media.com

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2016 Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Now Open

(VIENNA, VA., August 4, 2016)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group is pleased to announce that voting for the 2016 Campus Technology Readers' Choice Awards is now open.

In Campus Technology's second annual Readers' Choice Awards, Campus Technology subscribers are asked to vote for the software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the mission and business of higher education. Votes can be entered at campustechnology.com/readerschoice before August 31.

"At Campus Technology we hear about products all the time — in the news, at trade shows, on the web. But with our annual Readers' Choice Awards, we get to view products from a completely different perspective — that of the individual user," said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. "It's a great way to find out what people think about the myriad technologies used in higher education today."

The winners will be featured on CampusTechnology.com and will appear in the October issue of Campus Technology.

For more information on the Campus Technology Readers' Choice Awards and to cast your vote, please visit at campustechnology.com/readerschoice.

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.

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's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

Contact:
Emily Jacobs
Phone: 703.876.5052
E-mail: ejacobs@1105media.com

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BIMS Keynote Kapur Talks Growth, Data, Millennials and a New Era of Lead Generation

"Traditional lead generation is on its way out the door," Rajeev Kapur, CEO of 1105 Media and a keynote speaker at SIIA's upcoming Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS), Nov. 14-16 in Fort Lauderdale, told me recently. "Over the next couple years it's going to be challenged. If you continue to do lead gen the same way over time, you'll fall behind. The folks providing the leads—i.e. 1105—need to do a better job of providing leads.

"Our customer base is starting to change. Our customers, the people receiving leads, they have a challenge with thinning staffs so they want us to do more. [That means] providing more value in the leads. In the next 2-3 years or not sooner the traditional lead gen model is probably gone and replaced with something entirely different. That's why when I came aboard and talked to customers, we started to look at new ways to evolve and today we're working on a new technology platform to roll out for customers."

Kapur will speak more to this at BIMS. He has quite the interesting background—many years at Dell, co-founder of a technology company, CEO of an audio company. But 1105 Media was his first plunge into the world of B2B media.

"I wasn't necessarily looking [to move] at the time, but I knew the executive chairman of 1105 pretty well, and they were looking to make a change and reached out to me," he said. "And ultimately what they wanted to have I've done before. They wanted someone from outside of the industry who could come in with a fresher perspective and new thoughts—effectively build a new foundation and a great team."

CONNECTIV: Did coming from outside help in this case?
KAPUR: I think it did and it still does. I didn't come with a lot of preconceived notions. I have a quote that I tell people, that most companies are challenged not because they did the wrong thing, but they did the right thing for too long. That's true for industries as well. I remember back when I was with Dell around 2004, thinking that unless something drastically changes, it's going to be a challenge here. We're going to have to embrace a whole new market. Every once in a while companies have to reinvent themselves.

How does a company's size affect its growth?
Obviously, the smaller you are the more nimble you can be. I have a philosophy that in order to do this—to focus and lift the business—you need a strategy. And you have to have a culture that can support that strategy. Then it's about execution and focus. At 1105 we focus a ton on the culture and getting the best out of people—while asking, "How do we look at this from the voice of the customer?" We're strong in the data analytics world and an example of listening to the customer is that we launched virtual e-learning—a paid model in our TDWI business.

And this is where data becomes so important?
Yes. We have a leg up because of our TDWI business, which provides training to data scientists. We've been building out our data sets internally so we can slice and dice the data and anyone on my management team can have phenomenal data at their fingertips. Overall, the biggest challenge in data is that it's the buzzword. Everyone wants to do data. Publishers are saying we're not publishers any more we're data companies. But just because you say you're a data company doesn't make you a data company. The challenge is going to be that there's so much data out in the marketplace, CEOs and management teams are going to suffer real-world, analysis paralysis. Unless you're really able to understand what the data is telling you…

It's of no use.
It's all in the interpretation—what are the tools that you need? How do you understand the trends properly? Data is important but if you can't measure it, you can't manage it. You also can't forget the voice of the customer. So yes data analysis is real hot, but if you don't know how to use it, it will cripple your business. I'm a huge basketball fan. The Lakers were criticized for not moving fast enough in the world of analytics like the Golden State Warriors. But there's a happy medium. In the end you have to pass the eyeball test. Data analysis doesn't tell you if [NBA first draft pick] Ben Simmons is a good dude. You need good instincts as well.

You've also talked before about the importance of influence.
People in the publishing industry have to understand that it's going to be about influence. How is your brand influencing others? How are companies going to show their influence—that's what will set them apart. Over the next few years, millennials will start to make more headway, and their habits are totally different—80% prefer to text not talk, 67% learn how to do things by watching YouTube, and 48% want to own their own business. "If you want me to buy your product, let me help you design it." They're going to be an incredible generation.

Has the funnel been inverted?
Yes, but the idea of listening to the customer is not new. What's new is that tech is making that easier. One takeaway is that if you don't embrace [the kind of] tech that puts you closer to the customer—like virtual learning, more digital, more social—you could miss out on the millennials. Live events will be even more important because they will provide a place for the next generation to meet. Instead of going to a classroom and learning something, they'll do that virtually, and then congregate at an event.

So events will continue to grow?
Yes. The events business will continue to grow exponentially with the addition of virtual education and e-learning. This will cause a domino effect across all aspects of the industry and there will be a consolidation again. Understanding the customer will be more important than ever and big data is going to play a key role in that changing landscape, be it with lead gen, events or marketing services.

We've talked about lead gen, data, tech, but does it still come down to content?
As the demographics start to shift, you can't sleep on having great content. I was recently at a conference a while back when someone claimed that millennials don't have attention spans. I have two millennial sons, and they'll binge-watch a show for hours. So it's not the attention span that's the issue, it's the content… Internally we are constantly looking for new ways to deliver content that's relevant and provides great take-home value.

I've written a lot about "failing fast" and the importance of developing new products. But how do you make your employees feel safe enough to try new things?
I tell everybody that works for me that I'd rather have them try and fail than not try. And that I want them to make a decision. We can fix a bad decision; we can't fix a no-decision. No one will ever get fired for trying something new or for failing at something they tried to do. I reward people who try, people who think outside the box. I am doing everything I can to empower my team all the way down the chain to say, "Look, this is what we need to do for the customer." If you look at our Acquire Show in Washington, D.C, that was something the team had been thinking about for a while when I joined. I said, "Let's do it."

You must be a popular CEO.
My job is to hire the best people, give them the tools to do their job, remove obstacles when needed and get out of their way. I'm happy to say that when I walk in the room I'm not the smartest person in the room. If you're a leader and you walk into a room and you are the smartest person, that's a problem. But what I'm good at is creating a culture, listening, coming up with ideas, and helping my team grow and achieve goals.

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Aquire Conference & Expo

1105 Media, Inc. Celebrates Successful ACQUIRE Show Debut

(VIENNA, VA, June 16, 2016)—1105 Media, Inc. recently wrapped its first annual ACQUIRE Show featuring keynote speakers, Joshua Cooper Ramo, author of the bestselling book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks, and Captain Mark Kelly and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords with their inspiring keynote ‘Endeavor to Succeed.'

The event was hosted at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC and welcomed a large audience of contracting officers, acquisition executives, program managers, government and military IT professionals plus a wide-variety of federal buyers and industry partners across multiple tracks including Information Technology, Acquisition Management, Project Management, Office Management, Talent Management and Professional Services.

Authors also were onsite at FCW Bookshelf LIVE! to share their expertise and field audience questions on topics ranging from cybercrimes and digital government to invention and big data. "We had a packed house at FCW Bookshelf LIVE! for both days," FCW Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "Government attendees obviously wanted to hear the big ideas that our authors brought into the conversation, and the questions they asked showed that they were already thinking about how to apply what they've learned in their jobs."

There was also a consumer-focused element of the show in the Happy Fed pavilion which was incredibly popular. Attendees lined up to hear information on a variety of topics from federal benefits to how to build and manage teams to achieve mission goals.

"ACQUIRE delivered on its promise to be a platform of learning and professional development opportunities for all federal employees—78% of the attendees were government employees. We're very proud of our first-year achievement and have successfully created a foundation for the future," said Carmel McDonagh, Chief Marketing Officer, 1105 Public Sector Media Group. "This was the start we needed for what ACQUIRE is poised to be—a very dynamic and fast-growing local show."

There were 116 speakers and 20 agencies represented on panels hosting thought leadership and training sessions. Attendees enjoyed the variety of courses available and sourced information from leading vendors. The response from attendees and exhibitors was overwhelmingly positive. ACQUIRE 2016 was sponsored by founding partner Professional Services Council, and platinum sponsors Akamai, Deltek and NITAAC.

ACQUIRE 2017 will be held June 21-22, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Sponsorships and exhibit space for ACQUIRE 2017 are available. Please visit: https://ACQUIREshow.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. https://1105publicsector.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's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

Contact:
Carmel McDonagh
Phone: 703.876.5040
E-mail: cmcdonagh@1105media.com

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GCN DigIT Awards

GCN dig IT Tech Arcade Nominations Now Open

(VIENNA, VA., June 3, 2016)— GCN, an 1105 Media brand, is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for the 2016 dig IT Tech Arcade is now open.

For 28 years, the GCN Awards have showcased general excellence in government IT. This year, with the GCN dig IT Awards, we are sharpening the focus to showcase what matters most: transformative tech that is truly reinventing government.

New this year is the Tech Arcade, an exhibit area open to event attendees that will feature hands-on demonstrations of government agencies' most innovative and leading-edge technologies – from robots to interactive visualizations to augmented and virtual reality.

"Most of us are familiar with the Mars rover and DARPA robots, but there’s remarkably cool tech being used in almost every corner of the public sector," GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "Our Tech Arcade offers a chance to see some of those innovations in person, and interact with them in a hands-on way."

Technologies in the Tech Arcade should have compelling interactive qualities such as wearable tech, robots, UAVs, and 3D printers to encourage attendee interaction. If you think your technology fits this description; submit your nominations at http://gcn.com/techarcade. Nominations are open until August 31st and anyone may nominate a technology.

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. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. https://1105publicsector.com

Contact:
Carmel McDonagh
Phone: 703.876.5040
E-mail: cmcdonagh@1105media.com

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Campus Technology

Campus Technology Announces 2016 Innovators Award Honorees

(VIENNA, VA., June 1, 2016)— Campus Technology has officially announced the recipients of its 2016 Innovators Awards. After a nomination process that brought in submissions from all over the world, 11 honorees were selected in six categories.

The Campus Technology Innovators Awards annually recognize the exemplary colleges and universities, along with their visionary project leadership and technology vendor partners that have used technology in innovative ways to solve campus challenges.

"We are thrilled to have a diverse group of Innovators this year — projects ranging from crowdsourcing and gamification to multimedia and mobile apps. It's exciting to see these institutions using technology to impact teaching, learning and administration in a big way," said Rhea Kelly, executive editor, Campus Technology.

The 2016 Campus Technology Innovators:

Teaching and Learning

Virginia Commonwealth University
Project: The Great VCU Bike Race Book
Project Lead: Gardner Campbell, Special Assistant to the Provost and Associate Professor of English
Vendors/technologies:

  • Adobe
  • Apple
  • BePress
  • Canon
  • Feedly
  • FeedWordPress
  • Nikon
  • Reclaim Hosting
  • Sennheiser
  • Slack
  • Sony
  • WordPress
  • WP Engine

London School of Economics and Political Science
Project: Constitution UK
Project lead: Peter Bryant, Head of Learning Technology and Innovation
Vendors/technologies:

  • Crowdicity
  • Facebook
  • Storify
  • Twitter

University of South Florida
Project: My Reviewers
Project lead: Joe Moxley, Professor of English
Vendors/technologies: Developed in-house

University of Michigan
Project: GradeCraft
Project lead: Barry Fishman, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Learning Technologies, School of Information and School of Education
Vendors/technologies:

  • Alfa Jango
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Developed in-house

 

Student Systems and Services

University of San Diego
Project: Insight Mobile App
Project lead: Avi Badwal, Senior Director, Enterprise Technologies, Information Technology Services
Vendors/technologies:

  • Apple
  • Ellucian

 

Administration

University of Central Florida
Project: Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool
Project lead: Jacob Bates, Techrangers Lead, Center for Distributed Learning
Vendor/technology: Instructure

University of Maryland University College
Project: Office of Analytics / HelioCampus
Project lead: Darren Catalano, CEO of HelioCampus and former Vice President of Analytics at University of Maryland University College
Vendors/technologies:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • HelioCampus
  • Tableau

 

IT Infrastructure and Systems

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Project: FLEXspace
Project lead: Lisa Stephens, Senior Strategist, SUNY Academic Innovation
Vendors/technologies:

  • Artstor

Clemson University
Project: Watt Family Innovation Center
Project lead: Charles Watt, Founding Partner
Vendors/technologies:

  • Biamp Systems
  • Brocade
  • Christie Digital
  • Cisco
  • Crestron
  • Da-Lite
  • Dell
  • Digital Projection
  • Echo360
  • Extreme Networks
  • Harman
  • Jupiter Systems
  • Mersive
  • Planar
  • Visix
  • XPAND

 

Education Futurists

Marshall University
Project: Clio, A Mobile GPS-Enabled History Application
Project lead: David Trowbridge, Associate Professor of History
Vendors/technologies: Strictly Business

University of Oklahoma
Project: OU Libraries NavApp
Project lead: Matt Cook, Emerging Technologies Librarian
Vendors/technologies:

  • Aruba
  • Meridian
  • RFIP

This year's honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the 2016 Campus Technology Conference held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Aug 1-4. The winners will also receive in-depth coverage on the Campus Technology website and will be featured in the July/August print edition of Campus Technology.

“We are excited to feature the Innovators Awards alongside a keynote address on the connections between innovation and potentially transformative change from internationally recognized expert, Stephen Downes. The awards represent excellence in experimentation, design, collaboration, and implementation, and the projects they recognize expand the possibilities for individual campuses and the field of higher education technology,” said Dr. John Hess, program chair, Campus Technology Conference- “We are certain that the Campus Technology 2016 audience will learn from and be inspired by the originality of the winning projects. Congratulations to all of the recipients on their achievements.”

For more information on the awards, please visit the Campus Technology Innovators website: www.campustechnology.com/innovators.

About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources —delivering valuable information via a digital magazine, website, 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. We provide valuable how-to content, 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. www.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. www.1105publicsector.com

About the Campus Technology Conference
The Campus Technology Conference, produced by LRP Conferences, brings together thought leaders from the fields of higher education and technology to explore innovative solutions and to develop effective strategies for campus administration, infrastructure, teaching and learning, and more. This year’s conference will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Aug. 1–4. For additional information, please visit www.campustechnologyconferences.com.

Contact:
Carmel Mcdonagh
Phone: 703.876.5040
E-mail: cmcdonagh@1105media.com

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2016 FCW Rising Star Awards Call for Nominations Now Open

Vienna, VA, May 20, 2016 FCW, an 1105 Media publication, is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for the 2016 Rising Star Awards is now open.

FCW's Rising Star awards program recognizes individuals in the first 10 years of their federal IT careers who have gone above and beyond their official job descriptions. The awards are an opportunity for agencies and contractors alike to give their up-and-comers a turn in the spotlight – both as a reward to those top performers and as an example to others.

Rising Star judges look for nominees who not only make a real impact, but also have clear potential to grow into more responsibility in their organizations and in the community at large. The deadline for 2016's submissions is Friday, July 1.

"The senior leaders in IT are certainly important, but it's often the rank-and-file talent that really makes an agency run," FCW Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "The Rising Star awards are about recognizing and celebrating those individuals — the folks who are doing great work today, and look poised to be the leaders of tomorrow."

The winners will be recognized at the GCN dig IT Awards celebration on October 13, 2016 and featured in the November/December issue of FCW. For more information on the Rising Star awards and to nominate an individual, visit https://fcw.com/2016risingstars

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 $112B 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. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

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Washington Technology Announces Industry Days Lineup at ACQUIRE Show

(VIENNA, VA, April 26, 2016)— Washington Technology is excited to announce the Industry Days lineup at the ACQUIRE show, a new two-day educational event and tradeshow for government and military professionals looking to deliver on their agencies’ missions.

Washington Technology Industry Days will focus on contracting opportunities for small businesses across the defense and civilian agencies. Executives from the Air Force, Social Security Administration, U.S. Marine Corps, Federal Bureau of Investigation, General Services Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will describe their priorities, buying habits, and specific contracts to help small business gain an inside edge.

"The speakers we have lined up for the WT Industry Days at ACQUIRE are going to deliver important insights on how small businesses can find opportunities at their agencies," said Nick Wakeman, editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. "In addition to our sessions, the ACQUIRE Show will be a great opportunity for industry to network with customers and potential partners."

Speakers for this event include:

Mark Teskey
Director
Air Force Small Business Programs

Wayne McDonald
Director
Social Security Administration, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Dave Dawson
Associate Director for Small Business Programs
United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Systems Command

Paul Courtney
Chief Acquisition Officer
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dean Cole
Business Management Specialist
General Services Administration

Mario Lopez
Program Director, NOAALink Program Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce

Victoria Mason
Senior Action Officer for NOAALink, Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce

Produced by the media teams behind the FCW, GCN, Washington Technology, Defense Systems and Federal Soup brands, ACQUIRE is a new two-day conference & EXPO for government, military and contractor professionals looking to deliver on agency missions. Covering a program’s entire lifecycle—from policy setting to end user experience-ACQUIRE offers thought leadership, training courses from a diverse range of government agencies and an exhibit hall packed with vendors. Featuring leading providers of products, solutions and services to the government market, the EXPO floor has multiple pavilions: Information Technology, Acquisition Management, Professional Services and Office Management—plus a Federal consumer experience in Happy Fed.

Registration is free for government and military professionals. Sponsorships and booth sales for ACQUIRE are available. Please visit: https://ACQUIREshow.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

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's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

Contact:
Carmel McDonagh
Phone: 703.876.5040
E-mail: cmcdonagh@1105media.com

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Posted on 04/26/2016 at 9:43 AM0 comments


2016 GCN dig IT Awards Call for Nominations Now Open

Revamped awards celebrate discovery and innovation in government IT

(VIENNA, VA., April 19, 2016)— GCN and 1105 Public Sector Media Group are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2016 GCN dig IT Awards are now being accepted.

For 28 years, the GCN Awards have showcased general excellence in government IT. This year, with the GCN dig IT Awards, we are sharpening the focus to showcase what matters most: transformative tech that is truly reinventing government.

"Most people know that the government invented the Internet and developed GPS," GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. 'But there are so many more examples, each and every year, where public sector is sparking important innovations that don't get nearly the attention they deserve. And governments at all levels are taking new technologies developed elsewhere and using them in remarkably creative ways. That's what led us to the dig IT acronym – this discovery and innovation in government IT should really be put in the spotlight."

The 2016 awards will celebrate leading-edge technologies and the pioneering IT professionals who are driving them forward – a shift from celebrating the teams and project management to an emphasis on the tech that powers key government programs. Anyone may submit a nomination, and all projects developed, tested or deployed by a government agency are eligible.

For each category, a list of finalists will be announced in late July, with the winner named the night of the event by a tech visionary. 2016 Award categories include: Cybersecurity; Cloud & Infrastructure; Data, Analytics & Visualization; Mobile and Robotics & Unmanned Systems – plus an award for the disruptive technologies that are emerging so quickly they don't fit into any of these categories.

GCN Award winners will be featured in the October issue of GCN and at the GCN dig IT Awards Gala celebration October 13, 2016.

At the Gala, 1105 Media will also honor individual employees from the public and private sectors as FCW’s 2016 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. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

For more information, please contact:
Alicia Chew
Phone: 703.876.5137
E-mail: achew@1105media.com

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Posted on 04/19/2016 at 8:07 AM0 comments