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Steve LeSueur

After more than five years as editor of Washington Technology, I am moving on to other pursuits, as yet undiscovered. For now, I am returning home to spend more time with my family -- really, no kidding. I plan to spend the summer catering to my kids and clearing my head as I contemplate my next step.

Taking over as editor is Nick Wakeman, who has been senior editor and my right-hand man for most of my five years here. Wakeman has been with the magazine since 1996 and has been a driving force behind many of our successes. No one has been with the magazine longer; no one knows the government market better. I've proudly taken credit on this page for the accomplishments of Wakeman and others on my staff.

As editor, I learned something new every day, often from Washington Technology readers who called with observations, suggestions and complaints. The complaints always resulted in learning, sometimes painfully so, but it was a rare occasion when they were delivered with anything but professionalism and respect.

I tip my hat to the executives and project managers and technologists who build the complex computer systems and networks that make our government run. I marvel at how contractors and government work together to create plans, gather resources and stay the course until projects are finished. Sometimes, I marvel that anything gets built, given how messy government procurement can be in a democracy. But if it wasn't messy, you wouldn't need Washington Technology.

Look for Nick Wakeman's photo here next issue.

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