2015 FedScoop50 Awards

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Award Categories

Golden Gov

For the visionary leader that implements innovative ideas, inspires others to get on board and has impact on not only their agency, but also our community and the country.

Tony Scott
Tony Scott
U.S. CIO, Executive Office of the President
Megan Smith
Megan Smith
U.S. CTO, Executive Office of the President
Adm. Mike Rogers
Adm. Mike Rogers
Director, NSA
Denise Turner Roth
Denise Turner Roth
Administrator, GSA
Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen
CIO, DOD
LaVerne Council
LaVerne Council
Assistant Secretary for Information & Technology and CIO, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
LTG Robert Ferrell
LTG Robert Ferrell
CIO, U.S. Army
Margie Graves
Margie Graves
Principal Deputy CIO, DHS
Rob Foster
Rob Foster
CIO, Dept. of Navy
Frank Baitman
Frank Baitman
CIO, HHS
Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper
CIO, Dept. of Commerce
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
CIO, Dept. of Energy
Joseph Klimavicz
Joseph Klimavicz
CIO, DOJ
Wolf Tombe
Wolf Tombe
CTO, CBP/DHS
Darren Ash
Darren Ash
Deputy Executive Director of Corporate Management & CIO, NRC
Ray Mabus
Ray Mabus
Secretary of the Navy, Dept. of Navy

Federal Leadership

For the federal leader helping their agency implement new technologies, strategies and IT programs to lower the cost of government while making government more innovative, agile and effective.

David Bennett
David Bennett
CIO, DISA
Sonny Bhagowalia
Sonny Bhagowalia
CIO, Dept. of Treasury
Jack Bienko
Jack Bienko
Director, Entrepreneurship Education, SBA
David Bray
David Bray
CIO, FCC
Guy Cavallo
Guy Cavallo
Executive Director, Mission Operations, OIT, TSA
Phaedra Chrousos
Phaedra Chrousos
Associate Administrator, OCSIT/18F, GSA
Beth Cobert
Beth Cobert
Acting Director, OPM
Kevin Deeley
Kevin Deeley
Deputy CIO, DOJ
Dave DeVries
Dave DeVries
Principal Deputy CIO, DOD
Donna Dodson
Donna Dodson
Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, NIST
Ann Dunkin
Ann Dunkin
CIO, EPA
Susannah Fox
Susannah Fox
CTO, HHS
Thomas Hicks
Thomas Hicks
Deputy Under Secretary, Dept. of Navy
Lt. Themba Hinke
Lt. Themba Hinke
Navy Lieutenant, National Reconnaissance Office
MAJ James Hoffman, II
MAJ James Hoffman, II
Operational Manager, Tactical Infrastructure Enterprise Services, Joint Staff, J6, DOD
Brandon Jubar
Brandon Jubar
Branch Chief, IT Services, Dept. of Labor
Randi Kieffer
Randi Kieffer
CISO, OIT, TSA
Frank Konieczny
Frank Konieczny
CTO, USAF
Gwynne Kostin
Gwynne Kostin
Director Digital Government, OCSIT/18F, GSA
Dawn Leaf
Dawn Leaf
CIO, Dept. of Labor
Naomi Lefkovitz
Naomi Lefkovitz
Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, NIST
Jay Mahanand
Jay Mahanand
CIO, USAID
Tonya Manning
Tonya Manning
Director, Cyber-Security & CISO, Dept. of Labor
Dr. Daniel Massey
Dr. Daniel Massey
Program Manager (IPA), Science & Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division, DHS
Luke McCormack
Luke McCormack
CIO, DHS
Susan McHugh-Polley
Susan McHugh-Polley
Executive Director, Field Operations, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Richard McKinney
Richard McKinney
CIO, DOT
Jay Moore
Jay Moore
Director, Technology Development Services, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate
DJ Patil
DJ Patil
U.S. Chief Data Scientist, Executive Office of the President
Maria Roat
Maria Roat
CTO, DOT
Charles Romine
Charles Romine
Director, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
COL. Bobby Saxon
COL. Bobby Saxon
Division Chief & Program Director, U.S. Army G-3/5/7
Mark Schwartz
Mark Schwartz
CIO, USCIS/DHS
David Shive
David Shive
CIO, GSA
Ashwin Vasan
Ashwin Vasan
CIO, CFPB
Renee Wynn
Renee Wynn
CIO, NASA
Bill Zielinski
Bill Zielinski
CIO, SSA

Industry Leadership

For the private sector leader driving change by being a valued partner to government and leading teams that help agencies work smarter and lower costs.

Lisa Bruch
Lisa Bruch
VP, Federal Sales & Marketing, CenturyLink
Tom Frana
Tom Frana
President & CEO, ViON Corporation
Davis Johnson
Davis Johnson
VP, Public Sector, Riverbed Technology
Nathan Jones
Nathan Jones
VP, Federal, Red Hat
Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly
CEO, LGS Innovations
Barry Leffew
Barry Leffew
VP, Public Sector, Adobe
Mike Maiorana
Mike Maiorana
SVP, Public Sector, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Greg Myers
Greg Myers
VP, U.S. Federal Sales, Microsoft
Max Peterson
Max Peterson
GM Partners, Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
Rob Potter
Rob Potter
VP, Public Sector, Symantec
Venkatapathi “PV” Puvvada
Venkatapathi “PV” Puvvada
President, Unisys Federal
Anthony Robbins
Anthony Robbins
VP, Federal, Brocade
Bill Rowan
Bill Rowan
VP, Federal, VMware
Stan Soloway
Stan Soloway
President & CEO, Professional Services Council
Rob Stein
Rob Stein
VP, U.S. Public Sector, NetApp
Brian Strosser
Brian Strosser
Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, DLT Solutions
Michael Tanner
Michael Tanner
President & CEO, Hitachi Data Systems Federal
Jeff Ward
Jeff Ward
VP, Federal, MaaS360, IBM

Disruptor of the Year

Leading innovators not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom and shake up the status quo.

Jeff Blank
Jeff Blank
Technical Director, NSA
Vice Admiral Phil Cullom
Vice Admiral Phil Cullom
Department Chief, Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness & Logistics, Dept. of Navy
Greg Godbout
Greg Godbout
CTO, EPA
Travis Howerton
Travis Howerton
Deputy Director, ITSD/OCIO, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Marina Martin
Marina Martin
CTO, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Todd Park
Todd Park
Technology Advisor, Executive Office of the President
Michael Richards
Michael Richards
Mission Partner Environment Lead, SJ6/DDC5I/Integration and Interoperability, DOD
Aaron Snow
Aaron Snow
Executive Director, 18F
 USDS Team
USDS Team
Executive Office of the President

Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

For the Cybersecurity leader paving the way in Cybersecurity innovation and constantly looking for the best ways to keep our information safe.

Donna Bennett
Donna Bennett
CISO, FEMA/DHS
Randy Coonts
Randy Coonts
C4/Cyber Branch Chief, DOD
Michael Daniel
Michael Daniel
Special Assistant to the President & Cybersecurity Coordinator, Executive Office of the President
Jeffrey Eisensmith
Jeffrey Eisensmith
CISO, DHS
Dan Galik
Dan Galik
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Security & CISO, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Michael Garcia
Dr. Michael Garcia
Acting Director, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, NIST
Zachary Goldstein
Zachary Goldstein
CIO, NOAA
Susan Hutzell
Susan Hutzell
Cyber Crisis Action Team Lead, CBP/DHS
Dr. Ray Letteer
Dr. Ray Letteer
CISO & Chief, Cyber Security Division, USMC
Dr. Doug Maughan
Dr. Doug Maughan
Director, Science & Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division, DHS
Ric Messier
Ric Messier
Assistant Professor, Program Director, Cyber Security & Digital Forensics, Champlain College Online
Paul Morris
Paul Morris
Deputy Director, Information Assurance Division, OIT, TSA
Dr. Andy Ozment
Dr. Andy Ozment
Lead, National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center, DHS
Melinda Rogers
Melinda Rogers
CISO, DOJ
Rod Turk
Rod Turk
CISO, Dept. of Commerce

Innovation of the Year

Technologies implemented this year that may have been unfathomable until recently.

Asteroid Hunter
Asteroid Hunter
NASA
CitySDK
CitySDK
U.S. Census Bureau
Commerce Data Service
Commerce Data Service
Dept. of Commerce
Customs Mobile
Customs Mobile
CBP/DHS
FEC API
FEC API
FEC
Innovating the Delivery of Mission-Critical Services
Innovating the Delivery of Mission-Critical Services
ORNL
Internal Collaboration Network
Internal Collaboration Network
NARA
USA Analytics
USA Analytics
OSCIT/18F

Tech Champion of the Year

For the leaders whose passion for tech made us all think outside of the box.

Damon Davis
Damon Davis
Director of the Health Data Initiative, HHS
Dr. Josiah Dykstra
Dr. Josiah Dykstra
Technical Director, Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences, NSA
Chip Gerald
Chip Gerald
Assistant Director, OIT, U.S. Supreme Court
Kevin Greene
Kevin Greene
Software Assurance Program Manager, DHS
Brian Jones
Brian Jones
Lead IT Engineer, Joint Chiefs of Staff, J6, DOD
Robert Klopp
Robert Klopp
Deputy Commissioner of Systems & CIO, SSA
Phil Landfried
Phil Landfried
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, OIT, CBP/DHS
Raphael Majma
Raphael Majma
Open Source Policy Lead, OMB, Executive Office of the President
Rebecca Nichols
Rebecca Nichols
CPIC Program Analyst, DHS
John Sprague
John Sprague
Deputy Associate CIO, Technology & Innovation Division, NASA
Rebecca Williams
Rebecca Williams
Senior Open Government Analyst, OMB, Executive Office of the President
John Young
John Young
Special Projects Architect, Client Technology Services, OCIO/USDA

Tech Program of the Year

The best examples of influential tech programs that have led to cost savings, efficiencies and partnerships between agencies.

18F
18F
GSA
Benefits.gov Program
Benefits.gov Program
Dept. of Labor
Datacenter to Desktop (D2D) Program
Datacenter to Desktop (D2D) Program
DHA
Distributed PED Converged Infrastructure (DPED-CI) Project
Distributed PED Converged Infrastructure (DPED-CI) Project
U.S. Army
Element Vehicle & Equipment Management Support Office (VEMSO)
Element Vehicle & Equipment Management Support Office (VEMSO)
USAF
Enterprise Management Decision Support (EMDS)
Enterprise Management Decision Support (EMDS)
U.S. Army
Enterprise Service Desk
Enterprise Service Desk
Dept. of Labor
ePolicyWorks
ePolicyWorks
Dept. of Labor
 Federal Sector EEO Portal (FedSEP)
Federal Sector EEO Portal (FedSEP)
EEOC
HSI Victim Identification Program
HSI Victim Identification Program
DHS
IT Fellows Program
IT Fellows Program
USDA
Mobility Initiative 5 (MI-5)
Mobility Initiative 5 (MI-5)
DHS
National Healthcare Mobility Infrastructure Expansion
National Healthcare Mobility Infrastructure Expansion
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
One Program
One Program
USDA
The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)
The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)
DHS
Transition to Practice (TTP)
Transition to Practice (TTP)
DHS
TransNet - Organ Labeling, Packaging & Receipt
TransNet - Organ Labeling, Packaging & Receipt
HHS
Virtualization of the Field Office Infrastructure
Virtualization of the Field Office Infrastructure
USDA

Most Inspiring Up & Comer

Young leaders who did exceptional IT work this year and made you think, “They’ll be running the show someday.”.

Jeffrey Chen
Jeffrey Chen
Chief Data Scientist, Dept. of Commerce
LCDR Zachary Ford
LCDR Zachary Ford
Future Force Project Division (CB-1B1), U.S. Coast Guard
Dr. Tyrone Grandison
Dr. Tyrone Grandison
Deputy Chief Data Officer, Dept. of Commerce
Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
IT Specialist, OIT, TSA
Philip Lee
Philip Lee
Open Data Officer, Dept. of Navy
Mark Naggar
Mark Naggar
IT Vendor Mgt Specialist, Federal-wide & HHS Buyers Club Project Manager, HHS
Sarah Nather
Sarah Nather
Program Manager, Pentagon - Joint IT Service Provider
Kelly Osborn
Kelly Osborn
Web Developer/Community Manager, NARA
Travis Ross
Travis Ross
Chief Technologist, Enterprise Data Management & Engineering Directorate, OIT, CBP/DHS
Stephanie Santoso
Stephanie Santoso
Senior Advisor, OSTP, Executive Office of the President
Vincent Sritapan
Vincent Sritapan
HSARPA Program Manager, Science & Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division, DHS
Craig Thomas
Craig Thomas
Group Leader, Network Operations, Oak Ridge National Labratory
Timothy Womack
Timothy Womack
Senior Director, Digital Services, Dept. of Treasury

2015 FedScoop50 Awards

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Criteria

Voting is now open for the 2015 FedScoop 50 Awards! Cast your vote today to recognize and celebrate the top 50 leaders in the government IT community.

The FedScoop 50 Awards honor the best and the brightest who make the federal government more efficient and effective. These awards allow us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our peers and acknowledge their tireless efforts to make a positive impact in the government IT community and in public service.

Important Deadlines

Nominations: Thursday, August 6 – Friday, September 25

Voting: Monday, October 5 – Friday, October 23

Winners Announced: Thursday, November 19

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