RISING STAR

Nina Preuss: Connecting NIH scientists to data

Name: Nina Preuss (pronounced NEE-na PROOS)

Age: 46

Organization: Turner Consulting Group

Title: Project Manager

Nominated for: Creating an online collaborative scientific community that helps scientists find software, data and other available resources in the field of neuroimaging informatics. Preuss’ mix of scientific, technical and marketing knowledge has helped the National Institutes of Health exceed its targets for the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse, both in terms of participants and tools.

First IT mentor: Ibrahim Elsayed, who taught me that Israelis and Arabs can work together to reach each other’s aspirations.

Latest accomplishment on the job: Redesigning portions of the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse user interface, based on usability tests with neuroscience grad students and neuroimaging software developer power users.

Career highlight: Winning the “Best Overall” 2009 Excellence.Gov award.

Favorite job-related bookmark: I’m torn between AWStats and Google Analytics.

Favorite app: Google Translate — particularly to Japanese.

Dream non-IT-related job: Long-term catamaran cruiser and famous abstract oil painter (not posthumously).

Read more on Nina Preuss: Organizer learned skills at home


Read the next Rising Star profile or view the full list of winners.

The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Ellen Lord - Textron DOD ATL USD

    Lord tapped to lead DOD acquisition

    The Trump administration has nominated Ellen Lord, president and CEO of defense contractor Textron Systems, to serve as undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

  • Soraya Correa, DHS Chief Procurement Officer

    Confronting the culture of fear in government

    Steve Kelman gives kudos to DHS' Soraya Correa for facing the FLASH cancellation head-on.

  • DHS: Russia tried to hack voting systems in 21 states

    DHS officials confirmed for the first time that Russian hackers tried to penetrate voting systems in 21 different states in the run-up to the 2016 election, but said the hacking did not affect election results.

  • VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin speaking at a June 20, 2017 Monitor Breakfast. Photo credit: Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor

    VA expects to add an integrator to health record mix

    After coming to terms with Cerner on a price for its electronic health record system, VA expects to pivot to finding an integrator to handle legacy interoperability and change management.

  • Soraya Correa, DHS Chief Procurement Officer

    DHS execs own FLASH fail

    The department's failure to launch an agile services contract can serve as a teachable moment, according to DHS procurement officials.

  • Is it time to rethink the TIC?

    Current restrictions on internet gateways complicate agencies' move to the cloud, so the Office of Management and Budget is exploring new security architectures.

Reader comments

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