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Justin Filler: Sweetening Web 2.0 for DOD

Name: Justin Filler

Age: 29

Organization: Army Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical's MilTech Solutions.

Title: Deputy Director

Nominated for: Leading the charge on the widespread use of Web 2.0 technologies across the Defense Department. He spearheaded development of emerging technologies, such as a mobile application on the Android platform, public social media and enterprise search. His Web 2.0 division also lies behind the milSuite product line, which includes milWiki, milBlog and milBook — and soon: milTube.

First IT mentor: Emerson Keslar, PEO-C3T's director for MilTech Solutions. Keslar always says, “Go after big things that create positive change within the Department of Defense.” He encourages intellectual latitude for his entire staff, which has yielded a great deal of success.

Latest accomplishment on the job: Working with numerous DOD organizations to further evolve identity management and search federation. Federation will centralize search engines to combine data for the DOD staff.

Career highlight: Providing milSuite to DOD. MilSuite is a knowledge management toolset to increase knowledge sharing. This collaborative tool has helped diminish duplicative efforts and connect more than 70,000 military personnel from a vast range of organizations.

Favorite job-related bookmark: Mashable.com.

Favorite app: Depends on the day, but I prefer the Android platform.

Dream non-IT-related job: Owning a bar and grill in Central America.

Read more about Justin Filler on GCN.com.


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