Government Innovation Awards

Nominations now open for the 2018 Rising Stars

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True innovation takes a lot — new technologies, strong leadership, talented industry partners and, of course, individual change agents.

That’s why we're delighted to announce that the Rising Star awards — which honor up-and-coming IT talent — are now part of our larger Government Innovation Awards program. A joint effort of FCW, GCN, Washington Technology and Defense Systems, the awards also recognize the companies supporting the government’s transformation and the most innovative technology initiatives across the public sector.

The Rising Stars are an FCW tradition, so I’ll start there: We’re looking for early-career phenoms whose leadership, innovation and all-around extra effort are having a powerful and positive impact.

Anyone in the government IT community is eligible — military and civilian, career and political, contractor, academic and association expert alike. Nominees must be less than 10 years into their government IT careers, and winners are chosen for their impact so be sure to explain what a nominee did and what all that work accomplished.

Nominations for 2018 Rising Stars are now open, so please submit yours today!

And don’t forget about the other awards. We’re looking for Industry Innovators and Public Sector Innovations as well! Details and nomination forms can be found at GovernmentInnovationAwards.com.

Please spread the word, and help us celebrate all the top drivers of government innovation.

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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