Rising Stars: The class of 2008
- By Christopher J. Dorobek
- Aug 15, 2008
This is the third year that we have conducted the Rising Star Awards, and the stars continue to shine brightly.
There are scores of awards program out there — some might argue that there are too many. But 1105 Government Information Group’s Rising Star awards program remains unique by recognizing good work that younger people have done while also trying to assess their future potential.
The program started three years ago, when the Young AFCEANs of AFCEA International’s Bethesda, Md., chapter proposed the idea. We thought it was great then, and we still do now.
Meanwhile, the program has evolved. In previous years, the awards were announced only in Federal Computer Week. But this month, our sister publications are also featuring Rising Star winners. The Aug. 11 issue of Washington Technology profiles the industry winners, and this week’s issue of Government Computer News presents the technology winners. In the following pages, you will find the policy and management winners. The complete list is below, and we have links to the profiles in GCN and Washington Technology on FCW.com’s The Week page.
Like FCW’s Federal 100 awards program, a team of judges reviewed the nominations we received and selected the winners. You can find a list of the judges online. They took their responsibility seriously, and we thank them for their time.
The winners will be recognized at the GCN Awards Gala Oct. 22 at the Hilton Washington. We are also creating a series of e-seminars with some of the winners so they can share their insights.
I continue to be passionate about this program. The Rising Stars are remarkable people who don’t get enough recognition. And it is important to tap into that perspective if government is going to attract the best and the brightest.
Jonathan Alboum, Agriculture Department
Capt. Shaun Baker, Army
Carey Bandler, World Wide Technology
Capt. Eric Berard, Army Medical Department
Carrie Boyle, BearingPoint
Josh Caplan, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-Pacific
Elizabeth Casale, PacStar
Siddhartha Chowdhary, Credence Management Solutions
Dan Ellis, Everware-CBDI
Matt Grote, Government Accountability Office
Tiffani Harris, General Services Administration
Maj. Gary Hockett, Pacific Air Forces
Jared Howerton, National Nuclear Security Administration
Lee James, Army
James Jones, Interior Department
Matthew Keeneth, Office of Management and Budget
Abraham Klinger, Naval Research Laboratory
Carlos Laureano, General Dynamics
David Lee, U.S. Postal Service
Mark Lee, Gen eral Services Administration
Vernon Lee, Microsoft
Yao Liang, New York City Police Department
Kimberly Lyimo, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Isai Marichamy, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Dana Marlowe, TecAccess
Gregory Mundell, Pragmatics
Angela Norris, Oracle
Dennis Papula, General Services Administration
Branko Primetica, Global Tech
Tricia Reed, General Services Administration
Dan Risacher, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Kevin Roberson, U.S. Postal Service
Yash Shah, SRA International
Thomas Smialowicz, Unisys Federal Systems
Christopher Traver, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Alex Turell, Agriculture Department
Richard von Bostel, Justice Department
Michelle Walker, Army Department
Jeremy Warren, Justice Department