2016 Fed 100
Federal 100: Kevin Gates
Name: Kevin Gates
Title: Professional Staff Member
Armed Services Committee
Agency: U.S. House of Representatives
All about DOD IT. Gates played a critical role in ensuring that Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act language was included in the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, but his IT efforts hardly stopped there. During his nine years as a committee staffer, he has been a strong advocate for improving the Defense Department's IT capabilities, and his work on issues such as counterfeit electronic parts and improving the oversight of DOD information systems has been invaluable. In 2015, he was instrumental in streamlining the department's ability to better attract and retain a highly skilled IT and cybersecurity workforce.
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