Introducing the 2013 Rising Stars

Rising Star 2013

The 2013 Rising Stars come from a variety of agencies and businesses. They earned their honors for work such as modernizing systems to make information more available and useful, and educating colleagues on emerging technologies, among many other things. These young men and women are among the government's up-and-coming talent, and could be destined, we believe, for greatness.

The 2013 winners:

Eric T. Brassil: Freeing the flow of State Department reports

Kirsten E. Dalboe: Keeping DHS ahead of the tech curve

Grace E. Dalton: Coordinating email migration

Carolyn Harvey: Saving money for HUD at GSA

Dan P. Houston: Stamp of approval at the Postal Service

Hetal Jain: Transportation's sustainability monitor

Samantha Kott Kouril: Undaunted by challenge

Victor T. Lazzaro: Putting health data to work

Michael G. Meskill: Taking USDA to the cloud

Michael Metzger: Thriving on unpredictability

Irina Nguyen: Bringing transparency to acquisition

Paul Reynolds: Connecting civilian and intell agencies

Marlene C. Roush: Data science educator

Rebecca Schwartz: Nanotechnology for the troops

Michael Shrader: Aiding small tech manufacturers



  • Brendan Neutra

    Brendan R. Neutra

    Senior DevOps Engineer, Nava PBC 11/11/2016

  • Marc Santoro

    Marc A. Santoro

    Deputy Lead, Electromagnetic Railgun Fire Control Integrated Product Team, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Department of the Navy 11/11/2016

  • William Pratt

    William Pratt

    Director of the IT Standards and Program Support Divisions, Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security 11/11/2016

  • Jay Finch

    Jay Finch

    Director of Agency Partnerships at 18F, General Services Administration 11/11/2016

  • Emily A. Antos

    Emily E. Antos

    Assistant Program Manager, Engineering Sea Warrior Program, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Department of the Navy 11/11/2016

  • Hillary Lewis

    Hillary Lewis

    Information Security Branch Chief and Senior Privacy Official, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services 11/11/2016

  • Deanna Stephens

    Deanna Stephens

    Web Technology Specialist, Federal Communications Commission 11/11/2016

  • Brian Lawrence

    Brian J. Lawrence

    Senior Manager of Advanced Technologies, Veracity Engineering 11/11/2016

  • Elizabeth Wihelm

    Elizabeth Anne Wilhelm

    Partner, LeapPoint 11/11/2016

  • Michael Skorny

    Michael Skorny

    Contracting Officer, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, General Services Administration 11/11/2016

  • Gabrielle Gallegos

    Gabrielle G. Gallegos

    Director of IT Acquisition and Policy Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security 11/11/2016

  • Teresa Proctor

    Teresa Raye Proctor

    IT Specialist, Department of Homeland Security 11/11/2016

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