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The 2006 Rising Stars

George Bernard Shaw said youth is wasted on the young. But if the inaugural list of Federal Computer Week’s Rising Star Award winners is any indication, many young members of the government information technology community have plenty of wisdom to share.

The awards, which FCW created with the Young AFCEANs of AFCEA International’s Bethesda, Md., chapter, are important because they recognize the good work of younger people in the community who might otherwise go unrecognized. FCW will honor the winners in the Oct. 9 issue and during an awards ceremony Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C.

We modeled the Rising Star program on the Federal 100 awards program. A panel of expert judges chose the winners from a pool of more than 180 people, who were nominated by others in the government IT community. We congratulate the winners — and thank them for their work.

— Christopher J. Dorobek

The winners

Ryan Altenbaugh
Army
Steven Krauss
GTSI
Jerry Russell Jr.
Army
Amy Anda
Perot Systems
John LaGuardia
Defense Department
Tracy Ruszin
National Security Agency
Eytan Apelberg
Vienna, Va., government
Kristy LaLonde
Office of Management
and Budget
Jeff Shen
Red Team Consulting
Rodney Austin
VHA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Craig Larscheid
U.S. Postal Service
Arvinder Singh
CNSI
Stacie Boyd
Office of Management
and Budget
Christopher Lukas
State Department
Cody Smith
General Dynamics
Ann Bradbury
Small Business Administration
Nick Macchione
San Diego County government
Jon Smolenski
Army
Christopher Carey
Justice Department
Jon Marshall
NewVectors
Brooke Spitzer
Navy

John Chiu Jr.
National Institutes of Health

Hamid Moinamin
Inserso
Aristides Staikos
Army
Bradford Curry
Airman 1st Class
Air Force
Rebecca Moore
Interior Department

Kathleen Straub
Human Factors International

Ryan Dickover
Navy
Zachary Murray
Office of the Director
of National Intelligence
Christopher Taylor
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
Bridget Dongarra
Office of Personnel Management
Paul Nguyen
Court Services and Offender
Supervision Agency
Kyle Tucker Jr.
Army
Andrew Glaser
IBM
Corey Nickens
General Services Administration
Tatyana Vidrevich
XSB
Randi Greenberg
Homeland Security Department
Adam Oline
Justice Department
Cory Wagner
Environmental Protection Agency
Temujin Greer
Social Security Administration
Mandy Parmer
BAE Systems
Lynnette Williams
General Services Administration
Christopher Hamm
General Services Administration
Megan Quinn
Environmental Protection Agency
Amy Witte
Office of Management
and Budget
Jamey Harvey
District of Columbia government
Andrew Reago
Social Security Administration
David Wyld
Southeastern Louisiana
University
Kristyn Jones
Defense Department
Steve Ressler
Homeland Security Department
Rodney Young
Army
Lee Kair
Transportation Security Administration
Michael Russ
Oklahoma Department
of Human Services

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