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  • Defense
    Ashton Carter

    Carter would bring acquisition, tech experience to top Pentagon job

    Ashton Carter, who has often had a hand in Pentagon IT issues, is rumored to be Obama's pick for Defense secretary. 12/02/2014

  • Social Media
    David Bray

    The FCC's one-man tweet storm

    FCC CIO David Bray uses Twitter to tell the agency’s story and to be available to stakeholders. 12/01/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Ngoc Vu

    This Rising Star manages a 12-person team that has tackled some of the SEC's biggest IT endeavors. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Benjamin Rhodeside

    This Rising Star was instrumental in building bipartisan support for the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Christina Manol

    This Rising Star helps the Army's PEO EIS manage $1 billion worth of programs aimed at outfitting soldiers with the latest IT. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Larissa Riviezzo

    This Rising Star's job is to equip U.S. soldiers with biometric-based gear to help them tell friend from foe. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars
    Rising Star 2013

    Brent Bensten

    This Carpathia CIO developed a hybrid cloud offering for federal agencies that is FedRAMP-compliant. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Tanusree McCabe

    This Blackstone Technology Group manager helped DHS agencies save money by embracing Web content management as a service. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Zach Scott

    This Rising Star's novel approach to sharing EPA data resulted in an educational game in which participants play various stakeholders in an environmental crisis. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Peter Wilson

    This Rising Star has been working on a framework to smoothly connect people with agencies and services as they age and their needs change. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Murtaza Ahmed

    This Lockheed Martin contractor is on a long-term mission to modernize IT at the Environmental Protection Agency. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Rebecca S. Ayers

    This Rising Star is transforming the way agencies track and manage their employees' performance. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Kent Reynolds

    This Rising Star led a complete overhaul of Treasury's Budget Formulation and Execution Manager -- on budget and with no system downtime. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Megan Schmith

    This GSA Rising Star took over an interagency working group that focuses on sharing best practices and experiences and grew its membership by 400 percent. 11/30/2014

  • Rising Stars

    Shawn Wells

    This Rising Star wrote a guide for the Security Content Automation Protocol that opened the door for federal agencies to adopt cloud-based solutions securely. 11/30/2014

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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