2018 Government Innovation Awards
Rising Star: Anjelica Dortch
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Management and Budget
To help the government modernize and bring in the necessary talent to do so, Anjelica Dortch has become a leading figure on a variety of fronts.
Among other accomplishments, she led the planning for the first governmentwide IT and cybersecurity hiring fair, where more than 30 civilian, military and intelligence agencies conducted onsite interviews. Some even fast-tracked job offers for attendees.
“Without her, I don’t think that would have happened as successfully as it did,” said Trey Kennedy, senior advisor to the CIO Council.
Dortch also helped organize the inaugural Women in Federal IT and Cyber event to celebrate the successes of women in the federal IT community and encourage more women to pursue such careers.
“It started off with Anjelica’s idea,” Kennedy said. “She actually bought it up last year, but we didn’t have time to pull it off.”
Dortch worked with the CIO Council’s Workforce Committee to launch both initiatives. “She helps serve as that linkage between the council and OMB in terms of what it is they’re trying to accomplish and to make sure those accomplishments are reported back,” Kennedy said. “She has a great strategic vision for what she wants the [council’s] Workforce Committee to do.”
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