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Announcing the 2021 Federal 100 Award winners

2021 Federal 100 Awards

 

Hundreds of nominations were submitted, and our panel of government and industry judges debated for hours. The result? A list of 100 women and men who personify what's possible in federal IT.

Every year, it's a tremendous privilege to be able to sift through all these stories. The pool of nominations shows the vast range of important work being done throughout the community, and there are always far more outstanding individuals than even a list of 100 can accomodate. That was certainly the case this time around.

You'll have the chance to learn more about each of this year's winners in the coming months -- via the profiles we will publish in FCW magazine and on FCW.com, and (we hope!) in person at the Aug. 27 Fed 100 gala. For now, though, you'll have to make do with the list of names, which you can find below.

Congratulations to each and every one of the 2021 Federal 100:

  • Craig Abod
    President
    Carahsoft Technology Corp.
  • Eric Adolphe
    CEO
    Forward Edge-AI
  • Kevin Allen
    Program Manager, Enterprise Systems and Services (PMW 250)
    U.S. Navy
  • Taka Ariga
    Chief Data Scientist and Innovation Lab Director
    Government Accountability Office
  • Katie Arrington
    Chief Information Security Officer for Acquisition and Sustainment
    Department of Defense
  • Alan Balutis
    Senior Director and Distinguished Fellow
    Cisco
  • Ron Bewtra
    Chief Technology Officer
    Department of Justice
  • Branko Bokan
    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Beth Cappello
    Deputy CIO
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Nicole Carey
    Vice President, Strategic Communications and Integrated Marketing
    Dynamic Integrated Services
  • Sandy Carter
    Vice President, Global Public Sector Partners and Programs
    Amazon Web Services
  • Nicolas Chaillan
    Chief Software Officer
    Department of the Air Force
  • Mignon Clyburn
    Principal
    MLC Strategies
  • Darlene Coen
    Director of Strategy and Acquisition
    NASA
  • Miranda A. Coleman
    Product Lead, Army Vantage, Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems
    Army PEO EIS
  • Suzi Connor
    Chief Information Officer
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Shila Cooch
    Director of Federal IT Policy
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Matthew T. Cornelius
    Executive Director
    Alliance for Digital Innovation
  • Maj. Ryan Costantino
    Data Innovation Chief, Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solution program, Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems
    Department of Defense
  • Dr. Pamela Crawford
    Senior Advisor
    Social Security Advisory Board
  • Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider
    Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations
    U.S. Space Force
  • Portia Crowe, Ph.D
    Chief Data Officer, Network Cross-Functional Team
    Army Futures Command
  • Emery Csulak
    Principal Deputy CIO
    Department of Energy
  • Irving Dennis
    Chief Financial Officer
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Ed DeSeve
    Coordinator, Agile Government Center
    National Academy of Public Administration
  • Anil Dewan
    Digital Service Expert and Product Manager, Defense Digital Service
    Department of Defense
  • Frank Dimina
    Vice President, Americas & Public Sector
    Splunk
  • Brian Drake
    Director of Artificial Intelligence, Future Capabilities and Innovation Office
    Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Siobhan Dullea
    Chief Executive Officer
    MassChallenge
  • Matt Eanes
    Director, Performance Accountability Council Program Management Office
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Thomas (Pat) Flanders
    Defense Health Agency Deputy Assistant Director for Information Operations and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
    Defense Health Agency
  • Emily Frye
    Director for Cyber Integration
    MITRE
  • Rebecca Gevalt
    Managing Director
    Dcode
  • Joe Gioeli
    Chief Information Officer and Assistant Commissioner for Information & Security Services, Bureau of the Fiscal Service
    Department of Treasury
  • Venice Goodwine
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Department of Agriculture
  • Zach Graves
    Head of Policy
    Lincoln Network
  • Roger Greenwell
    CIO & Risk Management Executive
    Defense Information Systems Agency
  • James Gregory
    Director, Robotic Process Automation Program
    General Services Administration
  • Todd Hager
    Vice President
    Macro Solutions
  • Lt.Gen. Tim Haugh
    Commander, 16th Air Force
    U.S. Air Force
  • Shawn Henry
    President, Services Division, and Chief Security Officer
    CrowdStrike
  • Derek Herbert
    Deputy Director, Office of Transition and Economic Development
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Steven Hernandez
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Department of Education
  • Casey Hurt
    Technical Director, Cloud Computing Program Office, Defense Information Systems Agency
    Department of Defense
  • Matt Huston
    Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Platform One
    Department of the Air Force
  • Pamela Isom
    Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Engineering, Technology & Innovation
    Department of Energy
  • Nathan Jones
    Vice President, Federal
    Red Hat
  • Wanda Jones Heath
    Principal Cyber Advisor and Chief Information Security Officer
    Department of the Air Force
  • Dr. Meredith Josephs
    Chief Medical Informatics Officer, FEHRM Program Office
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Brandon Jubar
    Branch Chief, Quality Management, and Section 508 Program Manager
    Department of Labor
  • Tina Kang
    Senior Director, Federal Civil
    Brillient Corporation
  • Nazzic Keene
    Chief Executive Officer
    SAIC
  • Kamran Khaliq
    Senior Cyber Advisor
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Donna Klecka
    Vice President & General Manager, IS&T Division
    ASRC Federal
  • Frank Konieczny
    Chief Technology Officer
    U.S. Air Force
  • Clair Koroma
    Bureaucracy Hacker, Defense Digital Service
    Department of Defense
  • Christopher Krebs
    Former Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Rick Kryger
    Deputy Chief Information Officer
    Department of Labor
  • Samuel Leitner
    Data Scientist, AI Program Manager
    Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
  • Eric Markow
    Director, Web Applications PMO
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Brad Medairy
    Executive Vice President
    Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Travis Methvin
    Project Manager, Naval Commercial Cloud Services (NCCS)
    Naval Commercial Cloud Services, PMW 270
  • Col. Robert Mikesh
    Information Technology Lead, Operation Warp Speed
    Department of Defense
  • Christina Monaco
    Former Chief Ventures Officer
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Mark F. Newsome
    Partner, U.S. Federal Healthcare
    IBM Global Business Services
  • Laurence (Larry) Nichols III
    Digital Forensics Investigator/Cyber Security Engineer
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Andrea Norris
    Director, Center for Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer
    National Institutes of Health
  • Col. Marc Packler
    Commander, Cyberspace Capabilities Center
    U.S. Air Force
  • Victoria Yan Pillitteri
    Computer Scientist, FISMA Project Leader
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Laura Prietula
    Deputy Director, Veterans Experience Office, Multi-Channel Technologies Directorate
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • G. Nagesh Rao
    Chief Information Officer (Acting), Bureau of Industry and Security
    Department of Commerce
  • Jim Richberg
    Public Sector Field CISO
    Fortinet Federal
  • Geo Saba
    Chief of Staff
    Congressman Ro Khanna
  • Mark Santaw
    Chief Information Officer/G-6, Criminal Investigation Command
    U.S. Army
  • Gissa Sateri
    Director
    REI Systems, Inc.
  • James Saunders
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Small Business Administration
  • Andrew Schnabel
    Vice President
    Zscaler
  • Cristy Scott
    Contracts Director
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Sonal Shah
    Executive Director
    Georgetown Beeck Center
  • Robert Shea
    National Managing Principal, Public Policy
    Grant Thornton
  • Nancy Sieger
    Chief Information Officer
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Harrison Smith
    Deputy Chief Procurement Officer
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Nicholas Speece
    Chief Federal Technologist
    Snowflake
  • David Spirk
    Department of Defense, Chief Data Officer
    Department of Defense
  • Robert Stein
    Senior Vice President, North America Public Sector
    Salesforce
  • Elham Tabassi
    Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Theresa Terry
    Brach Chief, Contracting
    U.S. Air Force
  • Michael Thieme
    Assistant Director for Decennial Census Programs, Systems and Contracts at the United States Census Bureau
    Census Bureau
  • Kiersten Todt
    Managing Director
    Cyber Readiness Institute
  • Nick Totten
    Associate Chief Information Officer
    Department of Treasury
  • Zachary Trojak
    Area Vice President
    Medallia
  • Ryan Vega
    Chief Officer, Healthcare Innovation and Learning
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Eileen Vidrine
    Chief Data Officer
    U.S. Air Force
  • Rick Wagner
    President
    Microsoft Federal
  • Trevor Wagner
    Testing & Sharing Lead, Procurement Innovation Lab
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Stephen (Steve) Wallace
    Emerging Technology Director / Systems Innovation Scientist
    Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Lt. Gen. Chris Weggeman
    Vice Commander Air Combat Command (Lead Command for Cyber)
    U.S. Air Force
  • Lloyd (Colt) Whittal
    Chief Experience Officer
    Department of the Air Force
  • Sharon Woods
    Executive Director, Cloud Computing Program Office
    Department of Defense
  • Eliana Zavala
    Management Analyst, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
    Office of Management and Budget

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN, as well as General Manager of Public Sector 360.

Prior to joining 1105 Media in 2012, Schneider was the New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, 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, National Journal, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

Click here for previous articles by Schneider, or connect with him on Twitter: @troyschneider.


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