Presenting: The Federal 100 for 2012

The winners of Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 award for 2012 have been chosen.

This year's winners, chosen by a select panel of government and industry leaders, include 23 from industry, 1 from state/local government and 76 from the federal government. The list includes 51 people in civilian agencies and 25 in the defense sector.

The winners include individuals who responded to the WikiLeaks data breach, one who spearheaded a technology-based approach to suicide prevention services, another who restored communications after an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and several who engineered significant cost savings across the government. Their accomplishments span many disciplines and organizations.

FCW will honor the winners at a gala to be held on March 28 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. (ticket information). Look for full profiles of the winners in the March 30 issue of Federal Computer Week, and on 

And now, without further ado: The 2012 Federal 100.

Craig P. Abod
Carahsoft Technology

Lonny Anderson
National Security Agency

Shawn P. Anderson
Tipton County, Tenn.

Brad Antle
Salient Federal Solutions

Heidi E. Avery
Executive Office of the President

Zachary P. Baldwin
General Services Administration

Alan P. Balutis
Cisco Systems Inc.

Lt. Col. Peter C. Barclay
U.S. Army

Leslie Barry

Jeanne M. Beard
Department of Energy

Bo Berlas
General Services Administration

Richard C. Breakiron
Department of the Army

David R. Bullock
Defense Information Systems Agency

Sheila R. Campbell
General Services Administration

Henry Chao
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services

Casey Coleman
General Services Administration

Russell C. Coleman
Department of the Navy

Larry D. Cox

Emery Csulak
Department of Homeland Security

Cmdr. Randy C. Darrow
U.S. Navy

Barry C. Davis
Federal Aviation Administration
Department of Transportation

Dan DelGrosso
Department of the Navy

Charles J. De Sanno
Department of Veterans Affairs

David DeVries
Department of Defense

Deborah Diaz

Noel T. Dickover
Department of State

Robert Dilonardo
Department of Homeland Security

Lisa Doyle
Department of Veterans Affairs

Jeanne Etzel
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Department of Homeland Security

Lt. Col. Richard A. Faulkner
U.S. Army

John Feikema
Ability Network Inc.

Thomas G. Freebairn
General Services Administration

Christopher Friedline
Department of the Treasury

Dan Gahafer
Defense Information Systems Agency

Col. Peter A. Gallagher
U.S. Army

Peter Gallagher
Unisys Federal Systems

Lt. Col. William E. Geesey
U.S. Army

Natalie M. Givans
Booz Allen Hamilton

Daniel I. Gordon
Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Management and Budget

W. Scott Gould
Department of Veterans Affairs

Alfred Grasso

Margie Graves
Department of Homeland Security

Lt. Gen. Charles “Bruce” Green
U.S. Air Force

Robert Guerra
Guerra Kiviat Inc.

John E. Hale
Defense Information Systems Agency

Christopher T. Hamm
General Services Administration

Eugene W. Higgins
Department of Energy

James Hornage
PCI Strategic Management

Michael J. Howell
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Charles C. Hume
Veterans Health Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs

Kristyn E. Jones
Department of the Army

Jennifer A. Kerber

Phillip A. Landfried
Customs and Border Protection
Department of Homeland Security

Peter L. Levin
Department of Veterans Affairs

Tamara Lilly
Department of Homeland Security

Robin Lineberger
Deloitte LLP

Michael W. Locatis
Department of Energy

Refugio “Al” C. Manzanares
Department of the Army

Seth R. Marcus
Department of Housing and Urban Development

Andrew M. McCann
HP Enterprise Services

David L. McClure
General Services Administration

Luke J. McCormack
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Department of Homeland Security

Wendy J. McCutcheon
Department of Veterans Affairs

Daniel F. McMillin
Department of the Air Force

Stuart Mervis
General Dynamics Information Technology

Darlene S. Meskell
General Services Administration

Michael H. Mestrovich
Defense Intelligence Agency

Linda A. Mills
Northrop Grumman

Capt. Martin M. Minnich
U.S. Marine Corps

Col. John B. Morrison Jr.
U.S. Army

Robert L. Nabors
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Nally
U.S. Marine Corps

Joanie F. Newhart
Office of Management and Budget

Jay H. Nussbaum

Robert J. Osborn
National Nuclear Security Administration
Department of Energy

James “Andy” Ozment
National Security Staff

Lt. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett
Defense Information Systems Agency

Daniel E. Porter

Scott Renda
Office of Management and Budget

Stephen Rice
Transportation Security Administration
Department of Homeland Security

Donna Roy
Department of Homeland Security

Anne E. Rung
Department of Commerce

Gregory Schaffer
Department of Homeland Security

Col. John F. Schrader
U.S. Army

Jeff Shyshka
Department of Veterans Affairs

Christopher L. Smith
Department of Agriculture

Maj. Gen. Steven W. Smith
U.S. Army

Jerad T. Speigel
Phase One Consulting Group

Lauren C. States
IBM Corp.

Maurice C. Stewart
Department of Veterans Affairs

Kim Taylor
Department of Agriculture

Jeff Trauberman

Keith Trippie
Department of Homeland Security

Peter J. Tseronis
Department of Energy

Ricki L. Vanetesse
Defense Information Systems Agency

Gary W. Wall
Department of Health and Human Services

Stephen Warren
Department of Veterans Affairs

Terry Watson
Department of the Army

Mark Weber
NetApp Inc.

Jeffrey Zients
Office of Management and Budget



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Reader comments

Mon, Feb 6, 2012

Guess I am not a winner, oh well there is always next time. Besides I like just making a difference without the whoopla, and then people getting all in your face.

Sat, Feb 4, 2012

The FED 100 awards are a joke. They frequently recognize sycophants who hang around the edges of projects and emerge only when credit is to be given. Look at some of the projects that received past awards. You'll find a list of people who weren't involved and a list of projects that never achieved results, other than the result of wasting the government's money.

Wed, Feb 1, 2012 Robert Redlands, CA

God bless the men and women of our silent services who will never publicly receive the recognition they so richly deserve.

Tue, Jan 31, 2012 Editor

Hello readers, here are a few answers to your questions. The Federal 100 Awards recognize government and industry leaders who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community--individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency's mission. We don't publish submitted nominations, but here's a link to the nomination guidelines: David, we give more information on the winners -- their specific accomplishments -- in the March 15 issue. Check back then!

Tue, Jan 31, 2012

Is there a place to locate the nomination submission so we can get an understanding for why they were selcted?

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