Meet the Rising Stars of 2012

A dozen up-and-coming government technology professionals have been recognized this year in the annual Rising Star awards program, cosponsored by Federal Computer Week (FCW) and its affiliate publications, Government Computer News (GCN) and Washington Technology.

The Rising Star awards program honors employees in the public and private sectors who have made an early — and substantive — mark in the government technology community. The goal is to reward these individuals for their extraordinary achievements and to hold them up as an example and inspiration to others.

This year’s winners from government and industry were selected from some 75 nominations submitted by their supervisors and coworkers. They are being honored for a wide range of exceptional work – everything from pushing eDiplomacy efforts or conflict-zone geospatial intelligence to documenting and re-thinking entire hiring-process systems.

An independent panel of judges from the government IT community selected the 12 finalists listed below.

As always, a special thanks goes to Phil Kiviat and the Young AFCEANs, from the Bethesda, Md., chapter of AFCEA International, who first suggested this program and continue to support it.

This year’s winners and judges will be featured by FCW in September, both online and in print. The winners also will be recognized at the GCN Awards Gala on Oct. 24.

2012 Rising Stars

Lisa R. Alferieff
Tara M. Miner
Department of Army
Kimberly R. Allred
Department of State
Chris W. Ogen
Creative Computing Solutions
Stephen N. Ander
Shayla B. Parker
U.S. Army
Benjamin Black
Department of Homeland Security
Kevin J. Rosapep
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Christine Calvosa
Pawan P. Singh
Joseph E. Corcoran
Haley Van Dyck
Office of Management and Budget

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Reader comments

Mon, Aug 6, 2012

If anything, we should hire more veterans. I'd take an Iraq or Afghanistan veteran any day over a tired malcontent like the previous poster...

Mon, Aug 6, 2012

"documenting and re-thinking entire hiring-process systems" GREAT!! I hope this includes removing the outdated Veterans Preference that trumps my 20+ career so I can have a chance at getting a new job! And so we can actually hire people that want to work instead of people who think they are owed a paycheck without work. I must say that those Veterans that were drafted do deserve preference if truly qualified. To the folks who volunteered for service, I thank them! But they are getting a ton of other benefits without needing a job handout too!

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