Federal 100 Awards

Announcing the 2017 Fed 100

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Hundreds of nominations were submitted, and our panel of judges debated for hours. The result? A list of 100 women and men that should make even the most hardened skeptics optimistic about what's possible in federal IT.

It's a tremendous privilege to be able to sift through all these stories. The pool of nominations provides a great survey of the work done throughout the community in 2016, and there are many more outstanding individuals than even a list of 100 can accomodate. (One judge remarked this year that she wished we had the Fed 200! That's not likely to happen, but it does speak to the depth of talent across the federal IT community.)

Next month you'll have the chance to learn more about each of these winners -- via the profiles we will publish in the March 30 issue of FCW and on FCW.com, and in person at the March 30 Fed 100 gala. For now, though, you'll have to make do with the list of names, which you can find below.

Congratulations to each and every one of the 2017 Federal 100:

  • Jonathan Alboum
    Department of Agriculture
  • Kristen Baldwin
    Deputy CIO
    Department of Transportation
  • Alan P. Balutis
    Senior Director and Distinguished Fellow, U.S. Public Sector
    Cisco Systems
  • Barry M. Barlow
    Senior Vice President and CTO
  • Luis Barés
    NASA Enterprise Collaboration Services Lead
  • Lt. Gen. Bill Bender
    U.S. Air Force
  • Donna S. Bennett
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Meaghan Bouchoux Carter
    Blue Canopy
  • Matt Collier
    Senior Advisor to the Secretary
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Edna M. Conway
    Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • COL Harry R. Culclasure
    Project Manager, Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program
    Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems
  • Patricia A. Davis-Muffett
    Senior Leader, Global Public Sector Marketing
    Amazon Web Services
  • Dr. Mark T. Dertzbaugh
    Director of Business Plans and Programs
    U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Ft. Detrick, Md.
  • Mittal Desai
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Col. Marc DiPaolo
    Chief of Innovation Mainstreaming, Enterprise Innovation Office
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Todd A. Doherty
    Senior Technical Advisor, Joint Staff
    Department of Defense
  • Terry Duncan
    Director, Communications Systems Directorate
    National Reconnaissance Office
  • Pamela Dyson
    Securities and Exchange Commission
  • David Eagles
    Director, Center for Presidential Transition
    Partnership for Public Service
  • Kay T. Ely
    Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category
    General Services Administration
  • LTG Bob Ferrell
    U.S. Army
  • Lesley Anne Field
    Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Peter Fitzhugh
    Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Mark Fox
    Senior Manager for Global Defense Programs
    Amazon Web Services
  • Chip Fulghum
    Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Kevin Gallo
    Director, Solutions Development Division, Office of Telecommunications Services/IT Category, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Gina Garza
    CIO, Internal Revenue Service
    Department of Treasury
  • Captain Peter Giangrasso
    United States Cyber Command J3 Division Chief for Department of Defense Information Networks Future Plans and Policy
    U.S. Navy
  • Gregory L. Giddens
    Chief Acquisition Officer and Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Ryan Gillis
    Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy
    Palo Alto Networks
  • Michael Haas
    Chief - Online Services & Operations Unit, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Department of Justice
  • Fred Haines
    Program Manager, NS2020 Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions
    General Services Administration
  • Matt Hartman
    Deputy Program Manager, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Michael Hermus
    Department of Homeland Security
  • The Honorable John Hillen
    Executive in Residence and Professor of Practice
    School of Business at George Mason University
  • Tim Horan
    Contracting Officer
    General Services Administration
  • Tim Horne
    Acting Administrator
    General Services Administration
  • Ben Horowitz
    Andreessen Horowitz
  • Rebecca (Becca) L. Jenkins
    Digital Program Manager, PMP, Office of Digital
    Department of State
  • Ann-Marie Johnson
    Vice President
    ASI Government
  • Kosta Kalpos
    Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Rob Karas
    Director, National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Stephanie L. Keith
    Chief of Cyber Workforce Strategy and Policy Division
    Department of Defense
  • Thomas P. Kidd
    Director of Strategic Spectrum Policy
    Department of the Navy
  • Peter E. Kim
    Chief Information Security Officer
    United States Air Force
  • Chloe Kontos
    Performance Analyst
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Kenneth L. Korba
    Director, VHA Healthcare Supply Chain Systems
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Mark E. Kosnik
    Deputy Commander, Naval Information Forces
    Department of the Navy
  • Sridhar Kowdley
    Program Manager, Office for Interoperability and Compatibility, First Responders Group, Science and Technology Directorate
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Steve Krauss
    Director, Category Management Strategic Execution
    General Services Administration
  • Rosetta C. Lue
    Senior Advisor & White House Presidential Executive Fellow
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • LTG Al Lynn
    Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
    Commander, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Networks
  • Shondrea Lyublanovits
    IT Security Category Manager and Director, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Ram Mattapalli
    Zolon Tech
  • W. Douglas Maughan
    Cyber Security Division, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Rep. Michael McCaul
    U.S. House of Representatives
  • Luke McCormack
    Former CIO
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Jim McLaughlin
    Executive Director, Targeting and Analysis Systems Programs Directorate, Customs and Border Protection
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Essye B. Miller
    Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity
    Department of Defense
  • Joe Mirrow
    Director Office Performance Management Committee/Component Acquisition Executive
    Defense Health Agency
  • Kelly Morrison
    Performance Analyst
    Office of Management and Budget
  • David Moskovitz
    Chief Executive
    Accenture Federal Services
  • Kevin Murphy
    Program Executive for Earth Science Data Systems
  • Joanie Newhart
    Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Timothy Newman
    Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for HR Systems and Analytics, Human Resources and Administration
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Ross Nodurft
    Deputy Chief, Cyber and National Security Unit
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Wendell Ocasio
    Chief Medical Officer
    Accenture Federal Services
  • Yemi B. Oshinnaiye
    Division Chief, Enterprise Infrastructure Division, Citizen and Immigration Services
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Kate Pardo
    Advisory Senior Consultant
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Gina Pearson
    Assistant Administrator for Communications
    Energy Information Administration
  • Kathleen E. Petrillo
    Program Manager, Office of the CIO
    Department of Defense
  • Dave Powner
    Director of IT Management Issues
    Government Accountability Office
  • Lawrence Prior
    President and CEO
  • Amy Rall
    Group Vice President, Homeland and Critical Infrastructure
    Unisys Federal
  • Maria Roat
    Small Business Administration
  • Bill J. Rowan
    Vice President, Federal Sales
  • Tom W. Ruff
    Vice President, Public Sector
    Akamai Technologies
  • John Scalia, Jr.
    Statistician. Chief, Forecasting & Analysis, Prisoner Operations Division, U.S. Marshals Service
    Department of Justice
  • Lisa Schlosser
    Former Acting CIO, Office of Personnel Management
    Former Deputy Federal CIO, Office of Management and Budget
  • Phyllis Schneck
    Former Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Stacy Schwartz
    Vice President - Public Safety
    AT&T Global Public Sector Solutions
  • Tony Scott
    Former Federal CIO
    Office of Management and Budget
  • David Shive
    General Services Administration
  • Christopher C. Slager
    IT Specialist (Operating System)
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Madison Smith
    Legislative Assistant
    Office of Senator John Cornyn
  • Harrison Smith
    Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Internal Revenue Service
    Department of Treasury
  • Jaclyn Smyth
    Director, DHS Strategic Sourcing Program Office
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Tomas J. Soderstrom
    Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Greg Souchack
    Partner, Managed Services and Cloud Solutions
  • Eric A. Stahlberg
    Director, High Performance Computing Strategy
    Leidos Biomedical Research
  • Denby Starling
    Vice President and Account Executive, Navy-Marine Corps Accounts
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Kevin M. Stine
    Chief, Applied Cybersecurity Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Department of Commerce
  • Terry L. Watson
    Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO Enterprise Information Systems
    Department of the Army
  • Preston Werntz
    Senior Strategist for Analysis and Operations, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
    U.S. Senate
  • Allison Willcox
    Assistant Director for Information Technology, National Museum of African American History and Culture
    Smithsonian Institution
  • Nicole Willis
    Director of Architecture Implementation and Planning, Office of the CIO
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Kevin Youel Page
    Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Edward C. Zick
    DoD Enterprise Software Initiative, Office of the DOD CIO
    Department of Defense
  • V. David Zvenvach
    Acting Executive Director, 18F
    Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition and Acting Deputy Commissioner Technology Transformation Service
    General Services Administration

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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