Introducing the 2013 Rising Stars

Rising Star 2013

The 2013 Rising Stars come from a variety of agencies and businesses. They earned their honors for work such as modernizing systems to make information more available and useful, and educating colleagues on emerging technologies, among many other things. These young men and women are among the government's up-and-coming talent, and could be destined, we believe, for greatness.

The 2013 winners:

Eric T. Brassil: Freeing the flow of State Department reports

Kirsten E. Dalboe: Keeping DHS ahead of the tech curve

Grace E. Dalton: Coordinating email migration

Carolyn Harvey: Saving money for HUD at GSA

Dan P. Houston: Stamp of approval at the Postal Service

Hetal Jain: Transportation's sustainability monitor

Samantha Kott Kouril: Undaunted by challenge

Victor T. Lazzaro: Putting health data to work

Michael G. Meskill: Taking USDA to the cloud

Michael Metzger: Thriving on unpredictability

Irina Nguyen: Bringing transparency to acquisition

Paul Reynolds: Connecting civilian and intell agencies

Marlene C. Roush: Data science educator

Rebecca Schwartz: Nanotechnology for the troops

Michael Shrader: Aiding small tech manufacturers

  • Rising Star 2013

    Deadline for Rising Star nominations extended to Aug. 11

    We're looking for women and men who are having an outsized impact on federal IT -- and who show clear signs of being leaders in the community in the years to come. 07/28/2017

  • Kathryn Wilson

    Kathryn Wilson

    Director, Jefferson Solutions 11/11/2016

  • Deanna Stephens

    Deanna Stephens

    Web Technology Specialist, Federal Communications Commission 11/11/2016

  • Brian Lawrence

    Brian J. Lawrence

    Senior Manager of Advanced Technologies, Veracity Engineering 11/11/2016

  • Abigail Bowman

    Abigail Bowman

    Deputy Director of Digital Engagement, Commerce Department 11/11/2016

  • Lisa Wiswell

    Lisa J. Wiswell

    Digital Security Lead, Defense Digital Service, Department of Defense 11/11/2016

  • Brent Coffey

    Brent Coffey

    Director of Biomedical Informatics Development, Leidos Biomedical Research 11/11/2016

  • Julia Ouimet

    Julia Ouimet

    Business Analyst, Artlin Consulting 11/11/2016

  • Elizabeth Wihelm

    Elizabeth Anne Wilhelm

    Partner, LeapPoint 11/11/2016

  • Nicole Wilson

    Nicole E. Wilson

    Contracting Officer's Representative and Management Analyst, Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions, Department of the Army 11/11/2016

  • Michael Skorny

    Michael Skorny

    Contracting Officer, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, General Services Administration 11/11/2016

  • Kathryn Palmer

    Kathryn Palmer

    Application Rationalization Lead, General Services Administration 11/11/2016

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