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December 12, 2012

John Bennett
Congressional Reporter
Gannett Government Media

John T. Bennett is the senior congressional reporter for Defense News. Bennett has previously been a defense reporter for The Hill newspaper and the Pentagon correspondent during a previous stint at Defense News. He also briefly was the defense and National Security Correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. Bennett is a master's candidate in the Global Security Studies program at The Johns Hopkins University. He also is a national security fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank. Bennett has covered a range of national security, military, defense budgeting and foreign policy issues for nearly a decade. Early in his career, Bennett was the managing editor of Inside the Air Force. Bennett also has worked for the Washington Post Co. and Congress Daily (since renamed National Journal Daily). Bennett has studied at Georgetown University, and earned his undergraduate degree in journalism with a political science minor from Appalachian State University in his native North Carolina. He is a dedicated Appalachian State football fan, often watching games on his laptop.

Marjorie Censer
Capital Business

Marjorie Censer covers government contracting for Capital Business, a new publication of The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in April 2010, she was managing editor of Inside the Army, an independent weekly newsletter covering Army procurement, budget and policy issues. She also worked at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Md., and the Princeton Packet in Princeton, N.J. A Fairfax, Va. native, Marjorie graduated from Princeton University.

Allan Holmes
Technology Team Leader, Regulation
Bloomberg Government

Allan Holmes is the team leader for technology analysts at Bloomberg Government. He was editor of Nextgov, a website affiliated with Government Executive covering federal technology policy, and editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week. He has written for The New York Times, Time Magazine and U.S. News and World Report.

Holmes received his B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's in public policy from Duke University.

Troy Schneider
Executive Editor

Troy K. Schneider is executive editor of FCW, an 1105 Media publication that has covered the business of federal technology since 1987. He is also a senior research fellow with the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. Prior to joining FCW, Schneider was New America's director of media and technology. Before that, he was managing director for electronic publishing at the Atlantic Media Company, where he oversaw the online operations of The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, The Hotline and The Almanac of American Politics, among other publications.

As founding editor of NationalJournal.com, Schneider helped launch the political site PoliticsNow.com in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday.

He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, WashingtonPost.com, Slate, POLITICO, Governing and many of the other titles listed above. Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

Tim Smart
Executive Editor
U.S. News & World Report

Tim Smart, who joined U.S.News & World Report in 1999, oversees the editorial, audience and business development aspects of the Health, Business and Education sections of the magazine and usnews.com, with a particular emphasis on News You Can Use® and service journalism. Prior to his 2008 promotion to executive editor, Smart was managing editor of the Health and Business sections for one year, assistant managing editor of the online and print version of the Money & Business section for six years, and from 1999 to 2001 was deputy editor of the News You Can Use® section.

Smart has appeared on CNN Headline News, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, MSNBC and Retirement Living Television's Daily Apple. He has also been interviewed on numerous major metro and syndicated radio stations including ABC Radio Network, Wall Street Journal Radio and WTOP Radio.

Nick Wakeman
Washington Technology

Washington Technology (WT) editor, Nick Wakeman, was named to his post in June 2005 after serving as senior editor for four years. He joined WT as a staff writer in 1996. At WT, Wakeman has written about the systems integrators, procurement trends and major contracts. He also heads the publication's annual Top 100 project, which ranks the largest IT and systems integrators in federal market.

Before joining WT, Wakeman wrote a newsletter covering the Food and Drug Administration. He also has written for publications on consumer product safety regulations and physical therapy. He began his career in journalism covering police and courts for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va.

Wakeman is a graduate of Bridgewater College and earned a master's degree in journalism from the American University.