Government Innovation Awards
Deadline extended for Rising Star nominations
- By Troy K. Schneider
- Jul 05, 2018
True innovation takes a lot of time and hard work. And so, apparently, does writing the nominations to recognize the best early-career innovators in government IT! So after countless requests for a little more time, we're extending the nomination deadline for the 2018 Rising Stars -- and for all the other Government Innovation Awards -- until midnight ET on Wednesday, July 18.
The Rising Star Awards, of course, honor outstanding individuals who are in the first 10 years of their government IT careers. We’re looking for early-career phenoms whose leadership, innovation and all-around extra effort are having a powerful and positive impact. But don’t forget about the other awards. We’re accepting nominations 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. And move fast, as the July 18 deadline will be here before you know it!
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.