2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Daniel J. Balash

Name: Daniel J. Balash
Title: IT Program Manager
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Virtually on target. Marksmanship training for federal law enforcement agents has long relied on in-person, live-fire ranges. Moving that activity to the virtual world can save ammunition, reduce wait times and help the environment, but the idea has had a hard time gaining traction. Balash made the case for virtual firing ranges at DHS. By harnessing his passion for the system of laser handguns, projectors and cameras, he managed to fully integrate the technology into FLETC's marksmanship programs.

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

  • FCW Illustration.  Original Images: Shutterstock, Airbnb

    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

    Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.