Federal 100 Awards

Announcing the 2014 Fed 100

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Scroll down or click here for the full list of winners.

Full disclosure: I was a little scared about this year’s Federal 100 awards.

It wasn’t that I didn’t think good work was being done in federal IT — FCW finds evidence of that every day. But most of 2013 was downright dysfunctional, and Federal 100 awards demand more than just doing one’s job in tough times.

When the year begins with a government shutdown barely averted, agencies send employees on unpaid vacations, and HealthCare.gov becomes a poster child for technology projects done wrong...well, I feared that identifying truly exceptional work would prove depressingly difficult.

As the nominations rolled in, however, it became obvious that I had underestimated the IT community. The sheer number of solid nominations was reassuring, and individual accomplishments that wowed our judges make it hard to be anything less than excited for 2014. We have leaders who are driving digitization at the Smithsonian, reinventing analytics at the Securities and Exchange Commission, pushing the Department of Veterans Affairs to virtualize, keeping Congress focused on IT reform and making public/private information sharing a reality — and that’s just in the Bs. Clearly, it would take a lot more than the trials of 2013 to keep these people down.

That said, this year’s list of 100 also shows where there’s more work to be done. Women make up barely 30 percent of the winners, and several major agencies are unrepresented. So either there’s more mentoring to be done or FCW needs to do a better job of calling for nominations. Or, more likely, both.

Overall, though, I’m very impressed by this year’s winners and feel privileged to be learning more about each of them. Come March, you’ll be able to do the same — we’ll honor the winners at the March 20 gala and profile all 100 in the March 30 issue of FCW. For now, though, you’ll have to make do with the list of names, which you can find below:

  • Maj. Linus J. Barloon II
    White House Communications Agency
  • Charles Bartoldus
    Executive Office of the President
  • Gary Bass
    Bauman Foundation
  • Martin Beckman
    Smithsonian Institution
  • John Bergin
    Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Gregg Berman
    Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Richard Beutel
    House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • Horace Blackman
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Doug Bourgeois
    VMware
  • James Brown
    Department of Defense
  • Col. Patrick W. Burden
    U.S. Army
  • Bryan Burnett
    National Labor Relations Board
  • Michael Butler
    Department of Defense
  • Jonathan Cantor
    Department of Homeland Security
  • David Carroll
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Josephine Ann Cecere
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Alan Chvotkin
    Professional Services Council
  • Randy Cieslak
    Department of Defense
  • Nani Coloretti
    Department of the Treasury
  • Jim Cook
    Mitre
  • Marilyn Crouther
    HP Enterprise Services
  • Emery Csulak
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Michael Daniel
    Executive Office of the President
  • Rear Adm. Robert E. Day, Jr.
    U.S. Coast Guard
  • Kevin Deeley
    Department of Justice
  • Joseph Demarest
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • James (Jim) P. Derr
    Lockheed Martin
  • Norm Dong
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Daniel Dougherty
    EMC Corp.
  • Judith Douglas
    HP Enterprise Services
  • Ivy Estabrooke
    Department of the Navy
  • Andrew Fairbanks
    IBM
  • Jane Fountain
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Marina Fox
    General Services Administration
  • Maj. Gen. George J. Franz III
    U.S. Cyber Command
  • Randy Fuerst
    Oceus Networks
  • Margie Graves
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Jennifer Gray
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Martin R. Gross
    Department of Defense
  • Victor Hernandez
    Department of the Army
  • James Hird
    Department of the Air Force
  • Jon Holladay
    Department of Agriculture
  • Travis Howerton
    Department of Energy
  • Freeman Hrabowski
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Linda Hudson
    BAE Systems
  • Adam Hughes
    General Services Administration
  • Margaret Hunt
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Capt. Trent A. Janda
    U.S. Coast Guard
  • Ashwini Jarral
    Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute
  • Alissa Johnson
    Executive Office of the President
  • Edward Johnson
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Kathleen Kaluzienski
    Department of the Navy
  • Daniel Kent
    Cisco
  • Steven B. Kousen
    Unisys Federal Systems
  • Michael Krieger
    Department of the Army
  • Naveen Krishnamurthy
    RIVA Solutions, Inc.
  • Dawn Leaf
    Department of Labor
  • Eric M. Leckey
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Naomi Lefkovitz
    Department of Commerce
  • Robin Lineberger
    Deloitte
  • Tish Long
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • David Lucien
    DCL Associates
  • Heather Maloy
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Donald Matheson
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Maj. Gen. Earl Matthews
    U.S. Air Force
  • Bernard Mazer
    Department of the Interior
  • Tim McCrosson
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Angela Moore
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Samara Moore
    National Security Council
  • Patty Morris
    Vision Center of Excellence
  • Gregory Mundell
    InfoZen
  • Ken O'Brien
    Department of the Treasury
  • John B. Owens II
    Department of Commerce
  • Gina Pearson
    Department of Energy
  • David Peters
    General Services Administration
  • Karen Pica
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Lynda Pierce
    Department of the Navy
  • Magalene Powell-Meeks
    NASA
  • Denise Ray
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Col. Scott Reid
    U.S. Army
  • Melinda Rogers
    Department of Justice
  • Vice Adm. Michael Rogers
    U.S. Navy
  • Pallabi Saboo
    Harmonia Holdings Group
  • Matthew Scholl
    Department of Commerce
  • Rory Schultz
    Department of Agriculture
  • Susan Shuryn
    Department of the Navy
  • Michael Simcock
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Nick Sinai
    Executive Office of the President
  • Thomas Somers
    Department of the Army
  • Param Soni
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • John Streufert
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Dan Tangherlini
    General Services Administration
  • Matt Thomlinson
    Microsoft
  • Lena Trudeau
    General Services Administration
  • Lt. William Walders
    U.S. Navy
  • Sen. Mark Warner
    U.S. Senate
  • David Williams
    U.S. Postal Service
  • Lisa Wolfisch
    Department of Commerce
  • Brig. Gen. Kevin Wooton
    U.S. Air Force
  • Pamela Wright
    National Archives and Records Administration

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.

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Reader comments

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 Editor

See this blog post for an overview of the process and criteria: http://fcw.com/blogs/conversation/2013/04/fed100-101.aspx

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

How are awardee's nominated?

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

I am perplexed and disappointed, having worked under two of the nominees, I can only say you have to be kidding! Individuals whose political ambition is the only reason to their decisions and directives, with zero IT background and the only accomplishments attributable to their names is the increased cost and complexity of IT within their agencies; rationalized by an illogical excuse of OMB mandates and maintaining a good OMB scorecard. FCW, you can do better !

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 D'Adran San Diego, California

How are FCW 100 nominated?

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