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.


Related coverage:

Army's Chiarelli honored for support of vets

Eagle and President's winners photos

2011 Federal 100 awards main page


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).

Read more about the 2011 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

Featured

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1986, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

  • Shutterstock image.

    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

  • General Frost

    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

  • Rising Star 2013

    Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

    FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

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