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Tom Temin
Federal News Radio

What is your favorite drink?
Gin martini, shaken, straight up, 4:1 gin:vermouth, slightly dirty, large olives (see picture right)

What are you known for mixing up behind the bar?
The martini, also the Perfect Manhattan with a twist (or cherry for the chicks)

If you could have a drink with any 3 people, who would it be and where?
My gosh, there are so many but --1: J. S. Bach in the organ loft at Arnstad; 2: Abraham Lincoln (whom I believe was a teetotler) at his house in Springfield, Ill; 3. Ray Manzarek of The Doors, preferably at a keyboard so I could learn some of the versatile riffs.

The holidays are creeping up on us.  What are you are you most looking forward to?
Spending time and going to hockey games with my daughter, who went off to college this past summer, leaving us in the early stages of empty-nestedness.

What are you most dreading?
The frenzied traffic.

And a little bit more about them that is official

Tom Temin is a broadcaster, writer, editor and consultant who brings more than 30 years of business-to-business media experience to clients in media and information technology products and services.

Tom is co-host of The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris, a weekday morning news and talk program on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington D.C. Tom and Amy report on and analyze the latest news affecting the federal government and government contractors.

He also authors the twice-a-month FedInsider newsletter, analyzing trends and developments in the federal IT market.

A frequent industry speaker, Tom continues to comment in online columns, discussing trends in government IT and management, topics on which he has particular expertise.

He also helps media companies refine their print and digital properties for greater market competitiveness. And he helps IT vendors improve their internal and external communications and with white papers and other materials.

Tom was executive vice president and editor-in-chief for PostNewsweek Tech Media, formerly an affiliate of the Washington Post Company. He was responsible for editorial content, in print and online, of the award winning Washington Technology and Government Computer News magazines as well as Government Leader and Defense Systems. As a journalist, he has covered a wide range of fields from basic industry to high technology manufacturing.

Government Computer News and Washington Technology were, during Tom’s tenure, consistent winners of Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and other business-to-business journalism awards. GCN was the first magazine in its market to develop a web presence in the mid-1990s. Tom chaired the editorial committee of the American Business Media trade association.

Tom has an excellent reputation not only for his skills as an editor but also as a public speaker and motivational leader.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and has completed the Stanford University Professional Publishing Course. He held various editorial positions at Cahners Publishing Company in Boston and in local newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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