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FCW : October 15, 2012
Building on a quarter-century of providing federal technology executives with the news and insights they need A new FCW, inside and out Welcome to the new FCW. You can quickly see the new logo, design and layout, but the improvements are more than just skin deep. Recognizing the changes that federal executives face in the complex world of government technology, we are sharpening FCW's editorial focus as well --- going deep into the policy, people, legislation and management insights needed to navigate that labyrinth. Technology remains a cornerstone for building new and successful programs, of course, but it is one part of a much more complicated picture. (Bob Woods describes some of the factors a federal executive must consider in his commentary on Page 14.) And nowhere is that new reality more apparent than in the of ce of the CIO, a position created for agencies by the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. In the years since, the dynamics of government have changed, and agency CIOs continue to struggle for a seat at the proverbial management table and to shake the label of chief geek. FCW looks in-depth at the challenges facing today's CIO in the feature story beginning on Page 18, while other updates on "the state of the CIO" are scattered throughout this issue. Our innovations are not limited to the print world. We have a redesigned FCW.com going live on Oct. 15, and new tablet and mobile versions later in the month. And note the icon on this page, from Layar.com, which allows us to connect digital content to the printed page --- interview clips, Hill testimony or, in this case, a short video about the new FCW. We've even changed our name --- for reasons I explain in the video. Try it out, and please let us know what you think. This is an exciting time to be in this market. We look forward to growing and serving federal technology executives for another 25 years. --- ANNE ARMSTRONG email@example.com Editor'sNote CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER EXECUTIVE EDITOR Anne Armstrong Troy K. Schneider PRINT MANAGING EDITOR ONLINE MANAGING EDITOR Terri J. Huck Michael Hardy SENIOR WRITER Matthew Weigelt STAFF WRITERS Amber Corrin, Camille Tuutti CONTRIBUTING WRITER John Moore CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jeff Langkau ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Dragutin Cvijanovic SENIOR WEB DESIGNERS Biswarup Bhattacharjee, Martin Peace SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGING EDITOR Heather Kuldell DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCT MANAGER William Winton EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Dana FitzGerald PRESIDENT Anne Armstrong CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Abraham M. Langer SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/GROUP PUBLISHER Jennifer Weiss VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING Carmel McDonagh PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Neal Vitale SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Richard Vitale EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Michael J. 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Periodicals postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311-9998, and at additional mailing of ces. Complimentary subscriptions are sent to qualifying subscribers. Annual subscription rates payable in U.S. funds for non-quali ed subscribers are: U.S. $125.00, International $165.00. Annual digital subscription rates payable in U.S. funds for non-quali ed subscribers are: U.S. $125.00, International $125.00. Subscription inquiries, back issue requests, and address changes: Mail to: FCW, P.O. Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866, email FCWmag@1105service. com or call (866) 293-3194 for U.S. & Canada; (847) 763-9560 for International, fax (847) 763-9564. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FCW, P.O. Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866. Canada Publications Mail Agreement No: 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Circulation Dept. or XPO Returns: P.O. Box 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R5, Canada. 8 October 15, 2012 FCW.COM This page has been enriched with Layar and contains digital content that you can view using your smart phone. HOW IT WORKS: Step 1. Download the free Layar app for iPhone or Android from get.Layar.com. Step 2. Open the Layar app, hold the phone above the page and tap to scan. Step 3. Hold your phone above the page and click on the video to view.
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