2021 GOVERNMENT INNOVATION AWARDS

Rising Star: Salomeh Ghorbani

Lead Program Manager General Services Administration

Salomeh Ghorbani  Rising star 

During her nearly nine years in the federal IT community, Salomeh Ghorbani has managed user testing for numerous system migrations. Her success has been attributed to her intense and thorough approach to ensuring that products are bug-free and production-ready.

She recently played a key role in the migration of the General Services Administration's SAM.gov, which serves over 2 million diverse users in the public and private sectors. For the move to a new environment, she developed test scripts and then collected and analyzed input from over 100 testers. Thanks to her efforts, GSA transitioned SAM.gov's massive user community without affecting the government's ability to continue awarding contracts during the move.

Since the site's rollout, Ghorbani has been tracking customer engagement and overseeing the team responsible for reviewing thousands of comments and providing them in a usable format for product owners. She also updated over 1,000 pieces of SAM.gov training materials and ensured that they were accurate and delivered on schedule. In addition, she implemented a highly successful automated review process.

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