Rising Star Steven Posnack

Steven PosnackName: Steven Posnack

Age: 28

Organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Health and Human Services Department

Title: Policy analyst

Nominated for: Playing a wide range of roles behind the scenes — drafting policies and guidelines, advising top officials on privacy and security matters, and coordinating work with health IT stakeholders across the country. Also serves as the project officer for the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration, which works with 42 states and territories.

First IT mentor: Dr. Gerald Masson of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute. Dr. Masson saw something in me before I did, paving the way for me to become the first JHUISI student to obtain a dual masters in information security and health policy.

Latest accomplishment: The successful completion of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Phase 3 — a complex, $15 million project that included more than 40 subcontracts with governor-endorsed state and territory teams. I created the statement of work, served as project officer from beginning to end and had primary responsibility for day-to-day management.

Career highlight: When my office published the Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchange of Individually Identifiable Health Information. It took more than two years to complete, and I served as one of the principal drafters.

Favorite bookmark: ihealthbeat.org

Dream non-IT-related job: To start and manage my own restaurant.


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.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

Featured

  • Social network, census

    5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

    As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

  • Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce.

  • President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?

  • Login.gov moving ahead

    The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency.

  • Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

  • Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.

Reader comments

Wed, Aug 19, 2009 Mom

Steve, I am so proud of you !!!

Wed, Aug 19, 2009 gail weinstein

So proud of you Steven Posnack...This is just the beginning of many proud moments for you, I'm sure!

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group