Meet your 2017 FedScoop 50 winners

Wednesday night, FedScoop celebrated its FedScoop 50. Here are the winners.

It’s that time of year again.

Wednesday night, FedScoop and the Scoop News Group celebrated the FedScoop 50 — the top 50 leaders in the government technology space who’ve made a lasting impact on the community in the last year.

While the federal IT landscape saw countless changes in the past year, one thing remained unchanged: the tireless dedication and quality of leadership among those responsible for ensuring the systems and technologies that are the backbone of our federal government in the 21st century. While many familiar faces stepped away at the end of the last administration (as tends to happen during a transition), new innovators and trailblazers emerged and picked up where they left off.

“The FedScoop 50 Awards celebrate the significant achievements of the top leaders in the federal IT community,” said Goldy Kamali, FedScoop founder and CEO. “The FedScoop 50 awards were created as an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary achievements of the leaders in our community who are doing big things that impact us all.”


FedScoop received more than 400,000 votes between August and October to narrow down the top 50 leaders from the thousands of nominees in eight categories.

This year’s recipients, alphabetically by each category, are:

Golden Gov: Executive of the Year

  • Rob Cook, Deputy Commissioner, TTS, GSA
  • Mary Davie, Deputy Commissioner, FAS, GSA
  • Lesley Field, Acting Administrator, Federal Procurement Policy, OMB
  • Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy, Office of the Director of National Intelligence & Deputy Director, NGA
  • Margie Graves, Acting U.S. CIO, Executive Office of the President
  • Congressman Will Hurd, R-TX, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Robert Joyce, Cybersecurity Coordinator, Executive Office of the President
  • General Alan Lynn, Director & Commander, DISA/DODIN
  • Bill Marion, CIO & Deputy Director, Plans & Integration, U.S. Air Force
  • Essye Miller, Deputy CIO, Cybersecurity, Department of Defense
  • Mike Rogers, Director of NSA, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command & Chief of Central Security Service, NSA
  • Grant Schneider, Acting U.S. CISO, Executive Office of the President & Senior Director for Cybersecurity, NSC
  • David Shulkin, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Gary Wang, Deputy CIO, U.S. Army

Federal Leadership

  • Jonathan Alboum, Senior Procurement Official, USDA
  • Christine Calvosa, Acting CIO, Technology & Resiliency, FCC
  • Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS
  • Matt Cutts, Acting Administrator, USDS
  • Adrian Gardner, CIO, FEMA
  • Sanjay Gupta, CTO, Small Business Administration
  • Frank Koneiczny, CTO, U.S. Air Force
  • Matt Lira, Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy & Initiatives, Executive Office of the President
  • Rajive Mathur, CIO, Social Security Administration
  • Paul Morris, CISO, Executive Director, TSA
  • Tracie Owens, CISO, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force
  • Keith Rineaman, Branch Chief, FAS, GSA
  • Bobby Saxon, CTO, CMS
  • David Shive, CIO, GSA
  • Alan Thomas, Commissioner, FAS, GSA
  • Robin Thottungul, Chief Data Scientist & Director of Analytics, EPA
  • Frontis Wiggins, CIO, Department of State
  • Renee Wynn, CIO, NASA
  • Bill Zielinski, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Category Management, GSA

Industry Leadership

  • Kimberly Baker, SVP & GM, Public Sector, Red Seal
  • Steve Harris, SVP & GM, Federal, Dell EMC
  • Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government, Microsoft
  • Ken Kartsen, VP of Federal Sales, McAfee
  • Mike Maiorana, SVP, Public Sector Markets, Verizon
  • Johnny Overcast, Senior Director, Government Sales, Samsung Electronics America
  • Dave Rey, EVP, Salesforce
  • Anthony Robbins, VP of North America Public Sector, NVIDIA
  • Dave Ryan, Senior Director, Business Development & System Integrators, Government Education & Healthcare, VMware
  • Brian Strosser, President, DLT Solutions
  • Chris Townsend, VP, Federal, Symantec

Disruptor of the Year

  • Neil Bonner, Branch Manager, Agile & Mobile Services, TSA

Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

  • Greg Crabb, CISO, USPS
  • Karen Evans, National Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge
  • Melinda Rogers, CISO, Department of Justice

Tech Champion of the Year

  • Kristen Honey, Senior Adviser, Office of the CIO, Executive Office of the President, OMB
  • Justin Herman, Emerging Citizen Technology Lead, GSA

Most Inspiring Up & Comers to Watch

  • Brandon Pye, Product Manager, PEO EIS, U.S. Army

Innovation of the Year

  • Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation, DHS
Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing.

Latest Podcasts