Up & Comers makes a comeback


FedScoop’s popular podcast series, “Up-and-Coming,” is back. Starting July 15, FedScoop will be interviewing and profiling the millennials who are setting the stage for what the next decade of federal IT will look like.  The profiles will run twice monthly through December.

But we can’t do it alone – FedScoop needs your help to figure out where to start. Do you know somebody who should be profiled as part of our “Up-and-Coming” series? Let us know! Go to this link, and fill out the form.


Here’s what some of the rising stars in federal IT have told us in the past.

“Someone I respect in the civil service once told me, ‘Humans are the only species on earth that have the capability to use what we know to impact the future. Thus, we have a profound responsibility to make better decisions today for future generations,’” Jenn Gustetic, the prizes and challenges program executive for NASA, said during her “Up-and-coming” profile.

“Above all, I feel fortunate to have the chance to tackle issues that impact people in meaningful ways,” said Sophie Raseman, the Treasury Department’s director of smart disclosure, in her profile. “It is inspiring to work on how government can innovate to serve the public better.”

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a Staff Reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop. At StateScoop, he covers the information technology issues and events at state and local governments across the nation. In the past, he has covered the United States Postal Service, the White House, Congress, cabinet-level departments and emerging technologies in the unmanned aircraft systems field for FedScoop. Before FedScoop, Jake was a contributing writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine. He has had work published in the Huffington Post and several regional newspapers and websites in Pennsylvania. A northeastern Pennsylvania native, Jake graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, or IUP, in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. At IUP, Jake was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Penn, and the president of the university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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