RISING STAR

Joy Laibl: Revolutionizing JPL's networks

Name: Joy Laibl (pronounced LIE-bull)

Age: 35

Organization: Computing and Networking Division at the Office of the Chief Information Officer of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Title: Manager, Network Engineering Group

Nominated for: Leading the integration of processes, methods, activities and product/service delivery for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which builds and operates robotic planetary spacecrafts. She performs assessments of supercomputing architectures, mass storage, networking, visualization and audio/video post-production hardware and software, in addition to making recommendations on emerging network technologies.

First IT mentor: My first mentor is my dad, who taught me that a cool head and sense of humor will get you far. Anthony Martin gave me my first opportunity to prove myself, and most recently, Pat Kleinhammer and Mag Powell-Meeks provided me challenges to push myself farther than I expected.

Latest accomplishment on the job: My team architected, designed and implemented a fully redundant 40 Gigabit aggregate backbone. Our IT footprint was reduced, [and] we obtained logical and virtual path diversity and increased bandwidth capacity for our customers.

Career highlight: This award is pretty cool; I have to say this is the highlight.

Favorite job-related bookmark: Cisco.com.

Favorite app: Pinnacle Studio (video-editing software).

Dream non-IT-related job: News anchor.

Read more about Joy Laibl on GCN.com.


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

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

Featured

  • Social network, census

    5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

    As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

  • Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce.

  • President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?

  • Login.gov moving ahead

    The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency.

  • Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

  • Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group