Federal 100

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Federal 100 awards. 

You have until Dec. 23 to submit them, but time flies -- especially when colleagues and would-be supporting nominators are legally prohibited from checking their email!  So please check out the nomination form today, and get moving on your nominations.

FCW has always maintained that people, not technology per se, drive important change in the way government works, delivers services and improves the lives of its citizens. In these times of extreme budget pressures and political standoffs, that's probably truer than ever. And it's certainly the case that these individuals are getting "rewarded" with furloughs, pay freezes and

The Federal 100 awards can help change that -- but only if the highest performers get nominated. Help FCW identify the women and men whose individual talents, leadership and dedication are making the biggest difference.

As you prepare your nominations, please keep these key elements in mind:

  • The nominee's job. What is he or she tasked with doing in the federal IT space.
  • The nominated work. What was accomplished this year that is noteworthy.
  • The nominee's impact. Hard work without results might be noble, but it is not award-worthy. What did this person get done?
  • The nominee's effort. Federal 100 awards are not given for just doing one's job, however important it might be. What did he or she do that went above and beyond?
  • The nominee's background. What enabled the nominee to step up and make a difference? Federal 100 awards are given for specific accomplishments, not lifetime achievement, but the work of 2013 can be put into a larger context.

For a fuller rundown of the nominating and judging process, including intangibles and links to some actual nominations, please see "What it takes to make the Fed 100." Then find the people you think should be among this year's Federal 100, and make sure that others know about them as well!

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN.

Prior to joining 1105 Media in 2012, Schneider was the New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, 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, National Journal, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

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

Click here for previous articles by Schneider, or connect with him on Twitter: @troyschneider.

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