Rising Star Kristine Beck

Kristine BeckNameKristine S. Beck

Age: 38

Organization: Vangent Inc., contractor for Military Health System (MHS), Defense Department.

Title: Webmaster

Nominated for: Harnessing Web 2.0 technology to open new lines of communication with — and among — MHS patients and their families. Senior MHS leaders now blog regularly and respond to comments and e-mail messages on the agency’s Web site, www.health.mil.

First IT mentor: I modeled myself after one of my co-workers, Barbara Eilenfield, when I worked in Tricare. She now works in the Office of Strategic Planning for the MHS.

Latest accomplishment: Building a dynamic, fully integrated, easily accessible and transparent Web site.

Career highlight: This award

Favorite bookmark: www.Govloop.com and www.nextgov.com

Dream non-IT-related job: Dolphin trainer at Discovery Cove, SeaWorld

Read a full profile of Kristine Beck on WashingtonTechnology.
The annual Rising Star awards are presented by the 1105 Government Information Group, publisher of Federal Computer Week, GCN and Washington Technology, to public and private sector employees in the federal IT community who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions to make a lasting impact in their organization. See all the 2009 Rising Star award winners.

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