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StateTech explores technology issues that state and local government IT leaders and workers face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. StateTech is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in North America and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,200 coworkers. For the trailing 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2015, the company generated net sales of almost $12.6 billion. For more information, visit www.CDW.com.

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About the Team

Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. 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. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.
Tara E. Buck
Executive Editor | Email
About: Tara has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 13 years. Most recently, she was the special publications editor at The Daily Record in Baltimore, which published a variety of legal- and business-focused supplements in addition to higher education and consumer guides. In her downtime, Tara enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.
Tom Weede
Managing Editor | Email
About: Tom Weede is the managing editor for StateTech magazine. He has been a writer and an editor for 20 years, working in newspapers, magazines and corporate communications. Tom enjoys running, cycling and trying to keep pace with his three young children.
Brad Sowell
Senior Editor | Email
About: Brad is a senior editor for StateTech 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.
Juliet Van Wagenen
Senior Web Editor | Email
About: Juliet is the senior web editor for StateTech magazine. In her seven years as a journalist she has covered everything from aerospace to indie music reviews — but she is unfailingly partial to covering technology.
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Art Directors

Kevin Hambel
David Vogin
Darryl Sebro

Copy Editors

Allison Leopold
Dave Yanovitz
Ellen Wu

Project Managers

Hanorah Srihari
Macy Kinde

Production Managers

Dan Brenner

Photo Editor

Sara Elder


Eugene Lee

Ad Design & Production

Tina McCartney
Tom Crawford


Mary Carlin

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David Hutchins

Editorial Calendar

Read the editorial calendar for the quarterly print magazine.


Themes Trending
Security Beware Ransomware: Local Government Secures Its Networks Against New Ransomware Threats
Mobility Securing Mobile: New MDM Solutions Offer Greater Capabilities and More Choices
Networking Access for All: Cities Access Public-Private Funding to Advance Network Access to At-Risk Communities
  Educating Inmates: Mobility and Mobile Devices Transform Prison Education and Decrease Recidivism
  Full Coverage: Municipal Broadband Beckons Businesses
  Full Coverage: Data Increases Situational Awareness for First Responders
  2017 Top S&L Tech Trends


Tech to Watch E-News
Next-Gen MDM Mobility
Hyperconverged Infrastructure IoT
  Data Center
Outlook in the States and Localities (February)
Beyond the Beltway (March)


Themes Trending
Security Securing the IoT: Lock Down Dumb Sensors with Smarter Security
Cloud Better Protected Clouds: How State and Local Governments Secure Data on Its Way to the Cloud
Data Center Legacy Modernization: Securing New Funding for New Infrastructure Opportunities
Management Under New Management: Who’s Who Among the State’s Newest (and Younger) CIOs
  Forward Thinking: End-of Fiscal-Year Tech Planning


Tech to Watch E-News
Sensors Cloud
Security Analytics Software
Cloud Security Data Center
NASCIO Midyear Conference (April)


Themes Trending
Networking Up There: Cloud-Based Network Management
Collaboration On Track: Conducting a Mobile Security Audit
Security Keep Tabs: Deploy Enterprise IM
  Keeping Track: Software Licensing


Tech to Watch E-News
New Collaboration Tech Data Center
Software Asset Management Collaboration
IaaS Software
Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs list (August)
NASCIO Annual Conference (October)


Themes Trending
Networking The Bottom Line: Driving More-Efficient Hybrid Clouds
Security Compliance Concerns: Stepping Up Risk Management
Cloud Multifactor Authentication Strategies That Maintain Productivity
Mobility Store for Success: Local Government Tackles GIS and Other Data Storage Challenges
  Internet of Things: Technology Transforms Departments of Transportation
  2017 S&L Tech Year in Review / 2018 Top Tech Trends


Tech to Watch E-News
Connected Cities Cloud
802.11ax Security
  Data Center
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
Apr 25 2014