February 9, 2006 By Tod Newcombe
We got subject matter experts to write for us, and asked some CIOs to try their hand. We profiled not just your colleagues, but also industry leaders and politicians who get technology. We also introduced a book review section -- something rarely found in trade magazines for government professionals. Above all, we tried to become a source of knowledge for technology chiefs throughout the public sector.
I'm happy to say that our editorial mission is working -- so much that we've decided to expand our frequency to six times annually. As a part of our editorial expansion, you'll receive two extra issues of thought leadership articles each year. We are also introducing several new sections to the magazine that will increase topical awareness, along with our in-depth stories and interviews. These additions include "Data Mining," which looks behind the numbers and data in published research reports and surveys that are relevant to public sector CIOs; "Tech Trends," which delivers a short but insightful analysis of new technologies that have yet to take hold in the public sector; and "CIO Sightings," which highlights recent activities among your colleagues in the public-sector IT community.
In alignment with our editorial mission, we opened an editorial bureau in Washington, D.C., so that we can better cover the largest single government IT market in the world. Now we can give you the inside story about the federal sector and its intergovernmental IT applications, solutions, trends and issues -- and the people behind them.
We're also implementing digital upgrades. The Public CIO Web site -- the online community for public-sector IT executives -- is adding more editorial content, including articles, guest analysis, commentaries and surveys, just to name a few of the exclusive features.
This is all part of our effort to give you the most complete coverage on one of the most complex, but important topics affecting the public sector today. We hope you like our expansion plans. Let us know what you think about them -- and the articles in this issue or topics you would like to see covered in future issues and online. Send me an e-mail at Tod Newcombe. I look forward to hearing from you.
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