Rising Star 2013

Christina Prat

Christina Prat's management helps Border Patrol agents get the data they need quickly and accurately to ensure the safety of everyone involved.


FAA drones task force recommends online registration system

As promised, a Federal Aviation Administration task force released recommendations that include requiring the operators of privately owned unmanned aerial vehicles to register with the government.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Mark Naggar

Mark Naggar's innovative approach to acquisition at the Department of Health and Human Services has touched off a reform effort that is spreading to other agencies.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Lindsay Burack

Lindsay Burack helped streamline the National Cancer Institute's website, making it more user-friendly and adding support for social sharing.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Katherine Mullins

Katherine Mullins has been instrumental in enabling all levels of government to communicate securely via the Homeland Security Information Network.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Michael H. Brody

Michael Brody has a unique ability to reconcile mission needs with privacy protections, which requires close collaboration with DHS' many independent-minded components.

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Groups want OMB to reconsider info policy revisions

A collection of public interest groups wants to preserve sections on the importance of public information in the key A-130 information policy document.

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Akosua Ali

Akosua Ali ironed out complex acquisition issues and found millions of dollars in unused funds at DHS.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Teresa Rodriguez

Teresa Rodriguez spearheaded 10 initiatives at USDA in the past year, including the first integrated safety and workers' compensation system implemented in the federal government.

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IG: State lax on information security

A newly released audit concludes that the State Department is not complying with federal information security standards and has failed to fully implement a continuous monitoring strategy.

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In Sentinel, the FBI finds an unlikely poster child for agile

The FBI has struggled with case management over the years. The bureau’s CTO thinks lessons learned along the way have taught the FBI how to do agile development,

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TSA seeks free outside help with social media pilot

TSA is looking for an unpaid, short-term industry expert to help test a social media service that would respond to air travelers questions in real time.

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