This year 24 up-and-coming professionals in government information technology are recognized in the annual Rising Star awards program, cosponsored by Federal Computer Week and its affiliate publications, Government Computer News (GCN) and Washington Technology.
This year’s winners from government and industry were selected from more than 100 nominations submitted by their supervisors and coworkers. An independent panel of judges from the government IT community selected the 24 finalists.
Now in its fifth year, the Rising Star awards program honors up-and-coming employees in the public and private sectors who have made an early — and substantive — mark in the government IT community. The program is an opportunity for agencies and contractors to spotlight some extraordinary achievements, both as a reward and as an example to others.
Phil Kiviat and the Young AFCEANs, from the Bethesda, Md., chapter of AFCEA International, first suggested this program and continue to support it.
The winners will be featured next month in the print and online editions of Federal Computer Week, GCN and Washington Technology. The winners will also be recognized at the GCN Awards Gala on Oct. 27.