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About FedTech

FedTech is a quarterly magazine designed to assist IT decision makers and implementers as they use technology to build a more effective government at the federal level. It features a variety of articles in each issue to achieve this goal, authored by federal IT professionals, other expert practitioners and experienced journalists.

CDW•G publishes FedTech, which debuted in 2004. View our 2013 editorial calendar.

About CDW

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. With a balanced portfolio of 250,000 small-, medium- and large-sized customers, CDW generated net sales of $9.6 billion in 2011, and currently employs more than 6,900 coworkers in 25 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Michael Krasny, CDW pioneered the business model that melds personalized business-to-business technology distribution with advanced technology services. Today, CDW is ranked No. 267 on the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s top companies.

Ryan PetersenRYAN PETERSEN
Editor in Chief - [e-mail]

Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 13 years, with the last seven covering a variety of bases for FedTech. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. Before working on CDW’s family of magazines, Ryan worked at the Kane County Chronicle, the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus newspapers. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports. Against his better judgment, Ryan is raising his children as Cubs fans.

 
Vanessa RobertsVANESSA ROBERTS
Editorial Director - [e-mail] 

Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.

 
Marla ClarkMARLA CLARK
Executive Content Editor - [e-mail]

Marla is a 16-year magazine industry veteran, having begun her career with EMedia, a now-defunct trade magazine that focused on digital storage technologies. She later worked as an editor for publications serving the pharmaceutical, lodging, education and residential architecture industries before returning to her tech roots in April 2010 as managing editor of EdTech. In her spare time, she likes to read paper books and magazines and root for the Red Sox and Nationals.

 
Matt McLaughlinMATT MCLAUGHLIN
Managing Editor - [e-mail]

Matt has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and websites for longer than 20 years. Among his stops was a five-year stint at Government Computers News, where he worked as a copy editor and as the news editor. He joined FedTech in June 2011. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, music, basketball and poker. Matt and his wife have a son and a daughter.

BRAD SOWELL
Senior Editor - [e-mail]

Brad is a senior editor for FedTech magazine and works closely with media relations and other professionals to develop articles for the magazine. Brad was most recently a public relations specialist at S&S Public Relations. Before that, he handled public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy. When not following the Cubs and Hawkeyes religiously, Brad is an avid distance runner and has been competing in races across the Midwest for more than 15 years.

 
Ricky RibeiroRICKY RIBEIRO
Online Content Manager - [e-mail]

Ricky publishes and manages the content on FedTech magazine's web site. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy.

 
Jimmy DalyJIMMY DALY
Online Content Manager - [e-mail]

Jimmy publishes and manages the content on FedTech magazine's web site. He's a writer, photographer and social media addict.

 
Art Directors
Gregory Atkins,
Kevin Hambel

Copy Editors
Allison Leopold, Ellen Wu

Project Managers
Nikki Trettler, Brandon Wamsat
Production Artist
Tommy Dingus
Photo Editor
Sara Elder
Circulation
Eugene Lee
Ad Design & Production
Alison Massie, Penny Carr
Digital Project Director
Chris Dornfeld 
Senior Web Developer
Gwyneth Morgan, Brock Fanning
Web Designer
Kevin Hambel
Online Content Manager
Jimmy Daly, Ricky Ribeiro
Partner Advertising
Karl Schulz
847.419.6283
leoflynn@cdw.com
General Manager,
Public Sector Marketing

Ann-Marie Clark
Senior Manager,
Federal Marketing
Melissa Macs McGovern
703.621.8219
melissa.mcgovern@cdwg.com
Subscription Change Requests
Kim Vandenheuvel
847.371.2309 kimvan@cdw.com
CEO
Thomas E. Richards
Director,
Federal Government Sales, Civilian

Jennifer Keating
Director,
Federal Government Sales, DoD

Ben Bourbon
Publisher
Jim Garlow