Rising Star Anthony Hoang

Anthony HoangName: Anthony M. Hoang

Age: 32

Organization: Homeland Security Department, Office of the CIO, Office of the CTO, Enterprise Data Management Office

Title: Principal information architect

Nominated for: Smoothing the way for the adoption of the National Information Exchange Model as a way to improve information sharing across DHS and between the department and its partners in federal, state and local governments. Also persuaded senior executives at DHS and the Defense Department to transition the Maritime Information Exchange Model, a competitor to NIEM, into NIEM.

First IT mentor: My father, John Hoang, instilled entrepreneurialism, a discipline of hard work and an ethic of innovation. He allowed me to be his “apprentice” (assembling 286 12 MHz PCs) when I was in the fourth grade, and my passion has only grown ever since.

Latest accomplishment: The component organizations at DHS have each contributed significantly to strengthening the DHS Information Sharing Environment. I recently had the opportunity to elevate some of the most innovative and effective practices in service-oriented architecture to the department’s information officers for increasing interoperability and IT efficiency.

Career highlight: Being a part of the National Information Exchange Model Project Management Office has been an opportunity of a lifetime — to be a part of one the most effective and driven interagency teams confronting the challenges of information sharing toward the end of strengthening the nation.

Favorite bookmark: ted.com. Being that we, IT leaders, are essentially in the business of leading change, I find the Technology, Entertainment and Design talks to be useful fuel for the work we do.

Dream non-IT-related job: I have dreams of working for Gary Haugen’s International Justice Mission (fighting human trafficking and violent injustice) or Bono’s ONE Campaign (combating global poverty).


Read a full profile of Anthony Hoang on GCN.
The annual Rising Star awards are presented by the 1105 Government Information Group, publisher of Federal Computer Week, GCN and Washington Technology,  to public and private sector employees in the federal IT community who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions to make a lasting impact in their organization. See all the 2009 Rising Star award winners.

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