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Meet The Press - The Editors of the Government Sector
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When: Tuesday, June 10th
7:30AM to 9:30AM
Where: Tower Club at Tysons
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 1700
Vienna, Virginia  22182
United States
Contact: Evan Weisel

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If you've ever read or listened to a news article that featured one of your competitors and wondered how they were able to do that, this event is for you!

On the morning of Tuesday, June 10th at the Tower Club in Northern Virginia, The ASBC will host an all-star (all Editor!) discussion panel with senior journalists from Federal Computer Week, Government Executive, Washington Technology, Federal News Radio and Federal Times.

This panel, moderated by our own Evan Weisel of Welz & Weisel Communications, will highlight the steps to take for you or your company to be cited as a resource for the top stories in the government sector. Included in the discussion will be tips on developing and managing relationships with print and radio journalists, getting the attention of top journalists, and their perspectives on effective communications from marketing and public relations professionals.

The panel will also discuss hot topics in the government sector for 2008!

Evan Weisel, Principal (Welz & Weisel Communications)
Evan is a seasoned public relations professional brings over a decade of high-technology public relations and marketing communications experience within the business-to-business and business-to-government high-technology arena. His experience spans strategic planning, media and industry analyst relations, awards and speaking programs, collateral and advertising program development, and event and conference planning. He has provided counsel to both start-up and Fortune 500 companies including: Advanstar, AIIM International, The Burton Goup, Cloakware, Informatica Public Sector, Interliant, Jacada, Knowledge Consulting Group, Micro Warehouse Gov/Ed, netForensics, NetSec (an MCI Company), Newbridge Networks, NFR Security, NIC Commerce, Network Associates Public Sector, Symantec Public Sector, Sourcefire, Sysorex, Vredenburg, and Xacta Corporation.


Chris Dorobek, Editor-In-Chief (Federal Computer Week)

Chris Dorobek is editor in chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government information technology decision-makers. As editor in chief, Dorobek is a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing editorial direction and management for FCW magazine,, Government Health IT and its other editorial products. Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor in chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at, an online community center for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.  

Allan Holmes, Executive Editor (Government Executive)

GovExecPrior to becoming Executive Editor at Government Executive, Allan Holmes was editor in chief of Federal Computer Week magazine and where he developed, launched and managed the award-winning daily news site, Holmes also served as editorial director for events and new projects at FCW Media Group. He has covered health care, business issues and state government, and has written for The New York Times, Time magazine, U.S. News and World Report and Government Executive. is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives. Government Executive in its print incarnation is a biweekly business magazine serving senior executives and managers in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their subscribers are high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation and carrying out the many laws that define the government's role in our economy and society.

David Hubler, Associate Editor (Washington Technology)

Washington Technology provides essential news, analysis and insight on the business of delivering technology and services to government.

Amy Morris, Executive Editor and Anchor (Federal News Radio/WFED 1050AM and

Federal News RadioFederal News Radio AM 1050 is a primary source for news and information about the business of the federal government for federal managers and contractors. Both on-air and online, WFED disseminates this complicated world of the federal government and provides the most relevant and topical news - in plain language - in a timely and accessible manner.

Amy started with WTOP in 1999 as a reporter. She covered the Elian Gonzales conflict, the story of missing intern Chandra Levy, the September 11th attacks, and the sniper shootings of October 2002, for which she won a Murrow Award. Before coming to Washington, Amy lived in Illinois where she worked for several radio and television stations. In 2006 Amy was named Executive Editor and Anchor at Federal News Radio AM 1050. As she keeps her focus on the station's news content, she also works on her afternoon program, "The Daily Debrief."

Steve Watkins, Editor (Federal Times)

Federal TimesFederal Times and source for timely news and information on the rapid changes impacting today's federal managers.

Pre-registration is preferred. Onsite registration and/or payment is an additional $10.00 and is subject to availability.

A Continental Breakfast will be served.

The ASBC Refund Policy applies. ( No-show's and late cancellations will be charged the full event price.

NOTE: The Tower Club is a private membership club and all attendees are guests of The American Small Business Coalition and Guy and Margaret Timberlake. UPSCALE BUSINESS CASUAL attire is appropriate in the Club. No blue jeans, sneakers, shorts or t-shirts are permitted. We will not be able to accommodate guests dressed inappropriately.

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