Rising Star Marwan Jamal
Name: Marwan M. Jamal
Organization: National Defense University, Information Resources Management College
Title: Professor and acting chief technology officer
Nominated for: Leading the creation of the Crisis Management Center, a high-tech facility that can simulate crisis scenarios used to teach leadership and management competencies. Also manages the private-sector initiative for the IRM College, through which more than 30 IT companies loan equipment to the college for use in training.
Latest accomplishment: Led the creation of the Crisis Management Center at the IRM College. It consists of high-end audio and video infrastructure capable of displaying multiple real-time or simulated mix of data feeds designed to simulate crisis scenarios while teaching leadership and management competencies.
Career highlight: Leads the initiative of setting private industry partnerships for the IRM College by establishing collaboration agreements with leading IT companies worldwide. This initiative has already established working partnerships with more than 30 companies, including Google, Motorola, Northrop Grumman, Tibco, Microsoft, IBM, Sprint, General Dynamics, KPMG, Sun Microsystems, Skyterra, Oracle, CSC and others.
Favorite bookmark: Gartner.com
Dream non-IT related job: Yacht builder
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.