Federal 100: Adm. James G. Stavridis

Adm. James G. Stavridis
Commander, U.S. European Command
and NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
Defense Department

Adm. James Stavridis leads a command of more than 100,000 personnel scattered across nearly 11 million square miles of land and 13 million square miles of ocean. One of the best ways to communicate across such a vast swath of territory is social networking. And no leader does it better than Stavridis.

He uses tools such as Facebook and Twitter to build cooperation abroad, communicate security strategies and maintain peacekeeping operations.

“Stavridis has interwoven social media and strategic messaging with national security implications,” said Robert Carey, DOD’s deputy CIO. “He does all the messaging himself.... He is a State Department tactician and an instrument of the president and defense secretary. This is a transparent leader using IT as an instrument of national policy, and that’s something that hasn’t been seen before.”

Read more about the 2011 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Amber Corrin is a former staff writer for FCW and Defense Systems.

The Fed 100

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

Featured

  • computer network

    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Army photo by Monica King. Jan. 26, 2017.

    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

  • Image from Shutterstock.com

    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

  • Org Chart Stock Art - Shutterstock

    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

  • Shutterstock image: healthcare digital interface.

    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

  • Shutterstock images (honglouwawa & 0beron): Bitcoin image overlay replaced with a dollar sign on a hardware circuit.

    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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