Who & Where


Benjamin Rhodeside

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

Ngoc Vu

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

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Brent Bensten

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

Larissa Riviezzo

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

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.

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.

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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.

Nina Malakouti

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

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Jon Quandt

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

Shawn Garrow

This Rising Star has been involved in the Navy's biggest IT projects in recent years, including the Next Generation Enterprise Network.

Kent Reynolds

This Rising Star led a complete overhaul of Treasury's Budget Formulation and Execution Manager -- on budget and with no system downtime.

Megan Schmith

This GSA Rising Star took over an interagency working group that focuses on sharing best practices and experiences and grew its membership by 400 percent.