RISING STAR

Justin Filler: Sweetening Web 2.0 for DOD

Name: Justin Filler

Age: 29

Organization: Army Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical's MilTech Solutions.

Title: Deputy Director

Nominated for: Leading the charge on the widespread use of Web 2.0 technologies across the Defense Department. He spearheaded development of emerging technologies, such as a mobile application on the Android platform, public social media and enterprise search. His Web 2.0 division also lies behind the milSuite product line, which includes milWiki, milBlog and milBook — and soon: milTube.

First IT mentor: Emerson Keslar, PEO-C3T's director for MilTech Solutions. Keslar always says, “Go after big things that create positive change within the Department of Defense.” He encourages intellectual latitude for his entire staff, which has yielded a great deal of success.

Latest accomplishment on the job: Working with numerous DOD organizations to further evolve identity management and search federation. Federation will centralize search engines to combine data for the DOD staff.

Career highlight: Providing milSuite to DOD. MilSuite is a knowledge management toolset to increase knowledge sharing. This collaborative tool has helped diminish duplicative efforts and connect more than 70,000 military personnel from a vast range of organizations.

Favorite job-related bookmark: Mashable.com.

Favorite app: Depends on the day, but I prefer the Android platform.

Dream non-IT-related job: Owning a bar and grill in Central America.

Read more about Justin Filler on GCN.com.


Read the next Rising Star profile or view the full list of winners.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.