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



  • Maria McClelland

    Technical Senior Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Energy 10/11/2017

  • Michael R. Woodruff

    Lead Computer Systems Engineer, CACI 10/11/2017

  • Steven L. Wells

    Senior Director, Program Management, DLT Solutions 10/11/2017

  • Christopher T. Crogan

    Cyber Systems Engineer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Department of the Navy 10/11/2017

  • Michael Whitaker

    Vice President of Emerging Solutions, ICF 10/11/2017

  • Rising Star 2013

    Lindsey Averill

    Associate Vice President, The Ambit Group 10/11/2017

  • Jennifer T. Lee

    Program Manager in support of the Department of Defense Office of the CIO, Booz Allen Hamilton 10/11/2017

  • Priya (Ishu) I. Krishna

    Information Technology Specialist and CADE-2 Requirements Program Manager, Internal Revenue Service 10/11/2017

  • Anna-Ruth Beckman

    Consultant, The Clearing Inc. 10/11/2017

  • Marc C. Harrell

    Director, Federal, Jive Software 10/11/2017

  • Stefano M. Rivolta

    Project Manager, Innovation Sandbox, Department of State 10/11/2017

  • Darryl E. Peek II

    Director of Operations, OCIO/OCTO, Department of Homeland Security 10/11/2017

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