Rising Star Joseph Kattar

Joseph KattarName: 1st Lt. Joseph J. Kattar

Age: 26

Organization: Joint Strike Fighter Program Office

Title: Business manager

Nominated for: Working with General Services Administration officials to develop and manage requirements for IT contracts that support the Joint Strike Fighter program. Made a good impression from the start, implementing processes that resolved contract problems that had lingered for more than two years.

First IT mentor: Maj. Mike Dukes. His vision, knowledge and experience have been invaluable to my success and the success of the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office.

Latest accomplishment: Recently, I designed and implemented an innovative contractor evaluation system to gather and evaluate the level of support our program is receiving from our Contract Service Support. The evaluation system has significantly decreased evaluation time and increased accuracy.

Career highlight: Selected as the Joint Strike Fighter's 2008 Junior Officer of the Year.

Favorite bookmark: JSF.mil (Joint Strike Fighter)

Dream non-IT-related job: Mechanical design engineer


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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