The 2011 Federal 100 award winners

This year's Federal 100 awards program is a reminder that excellent work goes on, even in the toughest of times.

The most important distinguishing mark of Federal 100 winners is simple: They step up. Often the work that results in a Federal 100 award is something that is difficult, time-consuming and, in many cases, beyond the winner’s job description. But they step up to it and get the job done. It’s that simple.

After 22 years of the Federal 100 awards program, you would think we had seen it all. But this year’s program just goes to show that excellence never gets old.

We invite you to browse through the winner profiles below, or click here to go back to the 2011 Federal 100 main page.























Read more about the 2011 Federal 100 award winners.

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    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

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    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

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Reader comments

Sat, Apr 16, 2011

Some are a complete joke - of course you pay to be involved, such a shame

Tue, Mar 29, 2011 barry vance

Apparently being really, really incredibly good looking doesn’t get an employee an award like it use to. I’ll have to write a complaint right after I’m through staring at myself in the mirror.

Mon, Mar 28, 2011 Reston, VA

Do you pay to be on this? I'm sure you do. There is no way someonf these are Top 100.

Mon, Mar 28, 2011 margaret Reston, VA

Gee, where are the Silent Heros? Those are the ones that should be in the top 100. When I see DHS, TSA, and others, I shake my heads. Can't you do any better than this? It is still "who you know" and who wants to write you up to win.

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