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Government Exec Loses Metabolic Scribe to BGov

After a second stint at Government Executive Allan Holmes has left the publication again. This time, he heads to Bloomberg’s BGov.

Under Holmes’s leadership, the internal memo from Government Executive’s GM Tim Hartman states, Nextgov, a federal tech web site at Government Executive, has reached great “success” because of Holmes’s “emphasis on quality journalism, innovation, and metabolism.”

They have big shoes to fill, the memo says. An immediate search for Holmes’s replacement is underway.

Read the full internal memo after the jump…

I write to you bearing sad news today: Allan Holmes will be leaving the helm of to pursue an opportunity with Bloomberg’s BGov.

Allan departs after years of groundbreaking work with us. Allan rejoined Government Executive in 2007 for his second stint with us, promoting the idea that the federal agency leaders and technologists needed a web site that addressed their common challenges. A year later, Nextgov was born, and it was an immediate success. Under Allan’s leadership, Nextgov has grown to become the number one federal technology web site in traffic, and is now the definitive voice in federal technology.

Unfortunately, Allan’s entrepreneurial spirit now takes him to BGov, where he will work to define their new technology product. We wish Allan well in his new role, and will find time in the coming weeks to celebrate his work with us.

Allan leaves some big shoes to fill, and we have begun an immediate search for a new leader for Nextgov. Nextgov’s success is due to Allan’s emphasis on quality journalism, innovation, and metabolism. We now seek candidates who embody these traits.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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