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John Stein Monroe

Senior Events Editor

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications:, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.
Digital Government

Brand Niemann, early data scientist, dead at 74

Longtime EPA official also championed open standards, founded the Federal Big Data Working Group.


The most influential federal IT leaders since 1987: A short list

FCW editors are compiling a list of the most influential individuals in the history of the federal IT community. Share your thoughts.

Digital Government

Cybersecurity and partisan politics: Let's not go there

Cybersecurity is too important an issue to become a victim of partisan bickering.


GSA open to outsourcing federal PKI operation

A recent RFI looks for comments on two approaches to managing the Federal Public Key Infrastructure Trust system.


Can search make feds smarter shoppers?

The General Services Administration is seeking a database search engine that can help government buyers compare pricing on commercial products.

Digital Government

Hey, Congress, where are your IT champions?

Technology is too important a topic for lawmakers to plead ignorance.