2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Madison Smith

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Name: Madison Smith
Title: Legislative Assistant
Agency/Company: Office of Sen. John Cornyn

MGT manager. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) describes his former aide as a quick study and an unbelievable talent — impressive compliments from a rising star in the House who boasts a CIA and a technology background. Smith, who now works for Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), helped lead the effort to write the Modernizing Government Technology Act in a way that satisfied a diverse group of stakeholders, including industry, Capitol Hill appropriators and spending hawks. The act passed the House on a voice vote, and although it failed to pass the Senate, it’s sure to get another look in the new Congress.

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