Awards

Rising Star nominations open

Rising Star

FCW's Rising Star awards program is an opportunity for agencies and contractors alike to give their up-and-comers a turn in the spotlight. It's our chance to honor the top performers themselves and hold them up as an example to others. Nominations for 2013 are now being accepted; the deadline for this year's submissions is midnight on Monday, July 15.

Much like the Federal 100 awards, the Rising Star awards recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their official job descriptions. By focusing on those in the first 10 years of their federal IT careers, however, the judges look for nominees who not only make a real impact, but also have clear potential to grow into more responsibility in their organizations and in the community at large.

Curious to see who's made the grade in the past? Check out the profiles of last year's winners -- and then submit nominations for the rising stars in your organization.

Nominate your Rising Star choices here.

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is the Editor-in-Chief of both FCW and GCN, two of the oldest and most influential publications in public-sector IT. Both publications (originally known as Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News, respectively) are owned by GovExec. Mr. Schneider also serves GovExec's General Manager for Government Technology Brands.

Mr. Schneider previously served as New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company, where he oversaw the online operations of The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, The Hotline and The Almanac of American Politics, among other publications. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, Mr. Schneider also helped launch the political site PoliticsNow.com in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, WashingtonPost.com, Slate, Politico, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

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