FedScoop 50 Awards honor DC’s government tech elite


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2013_11_FS50 From left to right: Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Richard Hale, David DeVries and Teri Takai. (Photo: FedScoop)

It was an evening of celebration as Washington’s technology leaders gathered Nov. 21 to honor the extraordinary contributions of the federal IT community.

The FedScoop 50 Awards recognize the achievements of 50 of the federal IT community’s best and brightest minds and innovators. This year, hundreds of individuals and programs were nominated, and more than 20,000 votes were cast.

For individuals to have been considered, accomplishments should have occurred between Oct. 1, 2012 and Oct. 1 , 2013. Nominated programs must have been current government programs.

“We had an amazing group of FedScoop 50 winners this year; these individuals are all making extraordinary contributions to our community and country,” said FedScoop CEO Goldy Kamali. “The FedScoop 50 celebration is an opportunity to recognize and give thanks to 50 of the top leaders in government and industry who are working tirelessly to make big things happen.”


The 2013 FedScoop 50 Award winners:

Golden Gov: Federal Executive of the Year Award

• Casey Coleman, CIO, GSA

• Margie Graves, deputy CIO, DHS

• Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr., director, DISA

• Gwynne Kostin, director, Digital Services Innovation Center, OCSIT, GSA

• Michael Krieger, acting CIO, Army/G-6

• Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, CIO, USMC

• Todd Park, U.S. CTO

• Teri Takai, CIO, DOD

• Steven VanRoekel, U.S. CIO


Federal Leadership Award

• Maj. Gen. John Davis, senior military adviser for cyber to the undersecretary of defense (policy), DOD

• David DeVries, deputy CIO, information enterprise, DOD

• Deborah Diaz, deputy CIO, NASA

• Gary Galloway, deputy director, information assurance, State Department

• Richard Hale, deputy CIO, identity and information assurance, DOD

• Dr. Timothy Halton, chief, customer access and support division, NIST

• Sonny Hashmi, deputy CIO & CTO, GSA

• Barbara Hoffman, principal deputy CIO, Dept. of the Navy

• Rick Holgate, assistant director for science & technology & CIO, ATF, DOJ

• Dr. Alissa Johnson, DCIO, Office of Administration, EOP

• Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, former CIO/G-6, Army

• Marina Martin, CTO, VA

• Bernard Mazer, CIO, DOI

• Dr. David McClure, associate administrator, OSCIT, GSA

• Luke McCormack, CIO, DHS

• Wolf Tombe, CTO, CBP, DHS

• Keith Trippie, executive director, ESDO, DHS

• Peter Tseronis, CTO, Energy Department

• Lt. William Walders, CIO, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Federal Innovation of the Year

• GSA Link Smart Buildings Program


Fed IT Program of the Year

• Army Enterprise Management Decision Support


FedMentor of the Year

• Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator, White House

• Xavier Hughes, chief innovation officer, DOL

• Joseph Jordan, administrator, FPP, OMB

• Donna Roy, NIEM executive director, Information Sharing Environment Office, DHS

• Daniel Tangherlini, administrator, GSA

• Dr. Michael Valivullah, CTO, NASS/USDA

• Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.

• Denise Wofford, deputy director, CTO, Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Government Up and Comer

• Isaiah Joo, program analyst, Office of eDiplomacy, State Department

• Haley van Dyck, policy analyst, EOP

• Scott Renda, portfolio manager, policy analyst, EOP


Industry Leadership Award

• Jeffrey Ait, director, public sector North America, Good Technology

• Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Federal

• Kenneth Kartsen, VP, federal sales, McAfee

• Lynn Martin, VP, public sector, VMware

• GiGi Schumm, VP & GM, public sector, Symantec

• Paul Smith, GM and VP, public sector operations, Red Hat

• Mark Weber, president, U.S. public sector, NetApp


Most Inspiring NewComer to Watch

• Federal Socialgov Community


Tech Champion of the Year

• Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

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