Defense Contracting Event Focuses on DOD Cloud Security

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(MCLEAN, VA., May 10, 2017) — Washington Technology, in partnership with Microsoft, announces a defense contracting event focused on securing the DOD Cloud environment, "Delivering on the Demands of Secure Cloud for DOD."  The event will take place May 12 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, VA.

Defense organizations are looking for business partners that can execute on cloud security—not just on controls specified by the DFARS, but also on the requirements spelled out by the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), the FedRAMP High baseline, and Department of Defense (DOD) Impact Level 4 and Impact Level 5." This event, produced by Washington Technology and Microsoft, will bring together defense contractors, systems integrators and members of the Defense Industrial Base to learn about technologies and strategies that can deliver secure commercial cloud solutions.  Speakers include senior-level defense, federal government and industry experts.


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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.


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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."


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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 ( 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.


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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

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.

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.

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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.


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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 (

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."


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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.


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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.


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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."


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