Rising Star: Christine Calvosa

Christine Calvosa

Age: 32

Organization: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Agriculture Department

Title: Chief Technology Officer

Nominated for: Developing and deploying NRCS’ national website only seven months after taking over the project, which had failed twice before.

First IT mentor: The center director at the first company I worked for out of college, who helped me grow personally, professionally and technically by encouraging me to hone my skills as a client-focused project and program manager.

What you're most proud of accomplishing on the job: Deploying the national website at USDA, which is accessible to our internal and external user base. The project design and implementation had been in the pipeline for two years before I arrived as an IT project manager, and it was a distinct honor to push it forward to completion.

Career highlight: Becoming CTO for the second-largest agency within USDA.

Your advice for a government IT wannabe: Grow constantly. Bring innovative ideas to the table, make decisions, and implement them flawlessly and expeditiously.

What you enjoy most about working in government IT: I enjoy being part of an environment that can create meaningful, tangible and significant change that not only makes the jobs we do easier but also helps the citizens of this country interact with their government in efficient and relevant ways.

Favorite job-related bookmarks/apps: American Council for Technology site, LinkedIn, Gartner.com

Meet the rest of the 2012 Rising Star winners.

The Fed 100

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

Featured

  • Social network, census

    5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

    As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

  • Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce.

  • President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?

  • Login.gov moving ahead

    The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency.

  • Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

  • Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.

Reader comments

Tue, Sep 25, 2012

Look at that Super Star!! Congrate. Keawe

Thu, Sep 20, 2012

Yeah Christine!...you've earned all the kudos for your hard work. I am very happy for you to receive this recognition...Anita

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 Bob Schappert NHQs

Congratulations Christine! You have worked long and hard to receive this recognition...well deserved! Keep up the great work...I am proud of you and your accomplishments..you make us all look good...Bob

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