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Murtaza Ahmed

This Lockheed Martin contractor is on a long-term mission to modernize IT at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Isaiah Joo

This Rising Star is responsible for engaging civil society groups and experts in academia who might have ideas on using technology to advance diplomacy.

Damon Bragg

This Rising Star has transformed customer service operations for the Homeland Security Information Network.

Farrell O'Neill Proffitt

This RIVA Solutions vice president used social media monitoring and engagement to transform the Education Department's aid application process.

Cristen Cole

This GSA Rising Star single-handedly provided program management for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation portfolio in its first year.

Michael Gross

This IT auditor at USPS helps monitor one of the largest computing infrastructures in the federal government.

Kelli Bell

This Rising Star leads the team that is in charge of conducting risk assessments for the Navy's IT systems.

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Preparing for the future of federal IT

Agency leaders must proactively invest time, energy and resources to shape the future rather than reactively wait for change to happen.

Chuck Hagel

With Hagel leaving, what now for the innovation initiative?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, but the innovation initiative he announced Nov. 15 could live on. FCW interviewed three former high-ranking officials about what it will take for the effort to succeed.

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4 ways in-memory computing can bring agencies up to speed

As costs have come down and capacity has soared, the benefits extend to both budgets and performance.

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Updated fish drone monitors dam dangers

Data gathered by the Sensor Fish could aid in redesigning dams' hydroturbine chambers, where abrupt changes in pressure can kill salmon.

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Guess which agency Americans think performs best?

A new Gallup Poll finds respondents happier with the oft-disparaged Postal Service than any other major federal agency.