Government Innovation Awards
Nominations now open for 2021 Rising Stars
- By Troy K. Schneider
- May 17, 2021
True innovation takes a lot — new technologies, strong leadership, talented industry partners and, of course, individual change agents.
That's why the Rising Star Awards — which honor up-and-coming IT talent — are such an integral part of the Government Innovation Awards program. We're looking for early-career phenoms whose leadership, innovation and all-around extra effort are having a powerful and positive impact.
Individuals from across 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.
And don't forget about the other awards. (A joint effort of FCW, GCN, Washington Technology and Defense Systems, the Government Innovation Awards also recognize the companies supporting the government’s transformation and the most innovative technology initiatives across the public sector.) Details and nomination forms can be found at GovernmentInnovationAwards.com.
Please spread the word, and move fast -- help us celebrate all the top drivers of government innovation. All 2021 nominations are due by July 2, so please submit yours today!
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.
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