Welcome!

News Feed Item

GovNetPA Acquires Capitolwire from AP; Pete DeCoursey and Al Neri to Join Staff

GovNetPA Acquires Capitolwire from AP; Pete DeCoursey and Al Neri to Join Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- GovNetPA, Inc., a legislative tracking service based in Harrisburg, has announced the acquisition of the subscription-based Capitolwire service in Pennsylvania from The Associated Press, effective at the close of business on April 8, and the appointment of new leadership.

Craig Leach, president of GovNetPA and the new owner of Harrisburg-based Capitolwire -- which provides state capital news and legislative tracking information to trade associations, lobbyists and other professionals -- announced that Pete DeCoursey, the longtime political reporter and columnist for the Harrisburg Patriot-News, will join Capitolwire's staff on April 18.

Leach also named Albert J. Neri, an award-winning former state capital journalist, to be the managing director of Capitolwire, effective April 8 when the acquisition is completed. Neri is the editor and publisher of The Insider, the state's largest newsletter covering statewide politics. He formerly reported from the state capital for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Erie Times-News. Since 2003, Neri has also been a consultant and weekly columnist for GovNetPA.

"Al Neri is well known in state government, political and media circles and he will help our subscribers easily bridge any transition from the existing service to which they've become accustomed onto the new features and attractions coming to our customers in the months ahead," Leach said.

"We're very excited about Pete DeCoursey coming to our staff and his reporting and writing being offered exclusively on our statewide service," Leach said. "Politicspa.com recently described Pete as the 'dean of the Pennsylvania news establishment' and we couldn't agree more. He will add a new and wonderful dimension to Capitolwire's original news content."

Since 2000, Capitolwire.com has been the dominant Internet-based legislative and news service in Pennsylvania, with Capitolwire users numbering in the thousands.

Capitolwire offers original reporting on the Legislature, state government and state politics as well as the best-organized compilation of newspaper articles from around the state and the nation. It also features news releases and other pertinent reports from government and other organizations designed to help those who are active in public affairs, both in and around state government.

GovNetPA is a Harrisburg-based company that is best known for its excellent and easy-to-use legislative tracking service, which has been available by monthly subscription in Pennsylvania since 2002.

Capitolwire users will see no immediate changes and will continue to receive the service under the terms and conditions of existing contracts. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Leach said he was excited by the synergy created from the two companies combining under one roof.

"This represents the merger of the best news and information service and the best legislative tracking service in the marketplace today," Leach said. "Capitolwire customers should be greatly pleased with what they will encounter in the months ahead while experiencing no immediate changes in their service right now."

Leach noted that prior to the merger many state associations, lobbying firms and government agencies found that subscribing to both services provided them with the best combination of news and information while enabling them to better track legislation of special interest to themselves, their agencies and their clients.

"The marketplace was already determining what is now taking place under the merger of the two services," he said.

Government News Network, GovNetPA's parent company, also operates a New Jersey legislative tracking service and has licensed its unique software for use in other states across the nation.

GovNetPA, Inc.

CONTACT: Al Neri for GovNetPA, Inc., +1-717-421-3880

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
Some people worry that OpenStack is more flash then substance; however, for many customers this could not be farther from the truth. No other technology equalizes the playing field between vendors while giving your internal teams better access than ever to infrastructure when they need it. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will talk through some real-world OpenStack deployments and look into the ways this can benefit customers of all sizes....
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
FinTech is the sum of financial and technology, and it’s one of the fastest growing tech industries. Total global investments in FinTech almost reached $50 billion last year, but there is still a great deal of confusion over what it is and what it means – especially as it applies to retirement. Building financial startups is not simple, but with the right team, technology and an innovative approach it can be an extremely interesting domain to disrupt. FinTech heralds a financial revolution that...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, C...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Addteq will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Addteq is one of the top 10 Platinum Atlassian Experts who specialize in DevOps, custom and continuous integration, automation, plugin development, and consulting for midsize and global firms. Addteq firmly believes that automation is essential for successful software releases. Addteq centers its products an...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...