Rising Star Jason Khan
Name: Jason Khan
Organization: Touchstone Consulting Group, SRA International, Inc.
Title: Chief technology officer and director of emerging markets and technology consulting
Nominated for: Assisting federal agencies with the adoption of open-source software, Web 2.0 tools, cloud computing and other leading-edge technology. Also has worked on a number of cross-agency lines of business programs, including grants and financial management, IT infrastructure and information security.
First IT mentor: Jo Strowder. She taught me everything I know about computers and got me my first job. Also, Kirk Canaday, now retired from Unisys, got me introduced to the company and showed me the ropes in the early years.
Latest accomplishment: Successfully built teams of consultants who are now helping the federal government develop governmentwide strategy for critical technology initiatives on Web 2.0, cloud computing and cybersecurity.
Career highlight: Building a team of people I can work with for the rest of my career.
Favorite bookmark: Wired.com
Dream non-IT-related job: Movie producer
Read a full profile of Jason Khan on WashingtonTechnology.
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.