Who & Where


Zach Scott

This Rising Star's novel approach to sharing EPA data resulted in an educational game in which participants play various stakeholders in an environmental crisis.

Peter Wilson

This Rising Star has been working on a framework to smoothly connect people with agencies and services as they age and their needs change.

Benjamin Rhodeside

This Rising Star was instrumental in building bipartisan support for the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.

Tanusree McCabe

This Blackstone Technology Group manager helped DHS agencies save money by embracing Web content management as a service.

Ngoc Vu

This Rising Star manages a 12-person team that has tackled some of the SEC's biggest IT endeavors.

Rising Star 2013

Brent Bensten

This Carpathia CIO developed a hybrid cloud offering for federal agencies that is FedRAMP-compliant.

Christina Manol

This Rising Star helps the Army's PEO EIS manage $1 billion worth of programs aimed at outfitting soldiers with the latest IT.

Larissa Riviezzo

This Rising Star's job is to equip U.S. soldiers with biometric-based gear to help them tell friend from foe.

Shawn Wells

This Rising Star wrote a guide for the Security Content Automation Protocol that opened the door for federal agencies to adopt cloud-based solutions securely.

Rising Star 2013

Matthew Berninger

This Rising Star has committed himself to getting control of cyber threats and becoming the kind of cybersecurity expert the federal IT community needs.

Rising Star 2013

Jon Quandt

This Rising Star has been a leader in expanding mobile access to the Government Printing Office's content.

Nina Malakouti

This Rising Star nailed down two of the General Services Administration's biggest Schedule 70 contracts in 2013.