The 2011 Federal 100 awards: Lynn, Pedersen take home Eagle awards

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III and George J. Pedersen, chairman and CEO of ManTech International, on Monday received the 2011 Eagle awards for their outstanding contributions to the federal IT community last year.

Lynn, who won the Eagle award for government, was recognized for focusing attention on defending military and commercial IT infrastructure. He authored a comprehensive layered defense strategy to manage cyberspace threats, developed a strong partnership with the Homeland Security Department for sharing personnel and information to better coordinate operations and defense of the nation's IT infrastructure, and championed security enhancements and partnerships across industry and government.

He also has helped shape the department’s strategy in other key IT areas, such as social media and business transformation.

Lynn “has delivered significant results as a champion for the key information issues facing all of us today,” said Dave Wennergren, assistant deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, who served as a judge for this year’s Eagle awards and who won the award himself in 2007.


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Pedersen, who won the Eagle award for industry, was honored for leading ManTech through three mergers and acquisitions that expanded the company’s offerings in cybersecurity and command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. He also plays a leadership in a number of industry groups, including the National Defense Industrial Association and the Association for Enterprise Information.

Pedersen has had “a significant influence on how the federal government buys, uses and manages information technology,” said Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions business, another member of the Eagle judging panel and an Eagle award winner in 2002. “Tonight we recognize his vision, his pioneering spirit, and his commitment to the nation through his work in the federal IT community.”

The other judges on this year’s panel were Bob Dix, Juniper Networks (Eagle award winner for industry in 2010), Patrick Schambach, Computer Sciences Corp. (government, 2003), Karen Evans, KE&T Partners (government, 2004), Donna Morea, CGI (industry, 2008) and Anne Altman, IBM (industry, 2005).

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