2013 Fed 100
Federal 100: Jonathan C. Kraden
Name: Jonathan C. Kraden
Agency: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Continuity in committee. If Clete Johnson was the Senate's go-to staffer on cybersecurity in 2012, Kraden was a close second -- and a central figure on other IT issues as well. A longtime aide to former Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Kraden works with everyone: Office of Management and Budget leaders on PortfolioStat, House counterparts on IT acquisition reform, the General Services Administration on interagency collaboration, and now, in his sixth year working for the committee, new Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) on just about everything. When IT legislation starts to move this year, Kraden is the one to ask where it's headed.
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