Dan Verton

Formerly Editorial Director

Dan Verton served as FedScoop's Editorial Director from 2013 until August 2015. A veteran technology journalist with 20 years of experience covering the federal government, Dan is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and is the first place winner of the 2003 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best News Reporting - the highest award in the nation for technology trade journalism.

Prior to joining Scoop News Group, Dan served as Editorial Director for Homeland Security Today magazine, where he managed the production of a monthly print magazine and led the editorial transition to a "digital first" publishing process. Dan also served as a senior writer for Computerworld from 2000 to 2004. He started his journalism career in 1996 as a defense and cybersecurity reporter for Federal Computer Week, rising quickly to defense news editor and author of the weekly "Intercepts" column.

Dan has authored several books on cybersecurity, including the 2003 groundbreaking work, Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism (McGraw-Hill) and The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers (McGraw-Hill). He has a Master of Arts in Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.


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