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Fed 100 nominations: Time is running out

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This is a reminder that the Dec. 24 deadline for Federal 100 nominations is fast approaching. The submissions we've received so far are a great reminder of the talent found throughout the federal IT community, but there are certainly key agencies and initiatives that remain underrepresented.

So if you know individuals whose talents and drive have made federal IT better this year, please be sure they have the opportunity to get the recognition they deserve. Get started today on your nominations.

Not sure what it takes to make the Fed 100? Detailed guidelines can be found at FCW.com/2019fed100, but here are four points to remember:

  1. Anyone in the federal IT community is eligible. Generally, that means agency employees and select members of the contracting sector, but past winners have included legislators, academics, independent watchdogs and others as well.
  2. The award is for individual accomplishments in 2018. (These are not team honors, or lifetime achievement awards.)
  3. Fed 100 winners go above and beyond -- whatever their level or rank. A fancy job title is not required, and just doing one's job well is not enough.
  4. Impact matters. The judges need to know not only what a nominee did, but also what all that hard work accomplished.

Additional guidelines are available at FCW.com/2019fed100. Please pick the people you think should be among this year's Federal 100, and make sure we know about them as well!

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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