FierceGovernmentIT Announces Second Annual "Fierce 15" Winners

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Award recognizes innovation and creativity in the government technology sector.

FierceGovernmentIT (http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com) today announced its second annual "Fierce 15" list of creative and innovative federal employees.

The publication, a trusted and growing source for in-depth federal IT reporting, conducted interviews with government and industry and officials to find some of the most forward-thinking people working within government IT. The benchmark for inclusion was high; the innovation FierceGovIT recognizes is meant to be genuine and groundbreaking.

An internationally recognized thrice-weekly e-newsletter reaching more than 27,000 federal employees and industry IT executives, FierceGovernmentIT provides subscribers with an authoritative briefing on the latest technological developments in the U.S. government, with a special focus on developments in cybersecurity, open source, social media and cloud computing. Sign up is free at http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/signup.

The 2013 Fierce 15 innovation leaders are:

  •     Matthew Burton, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Acting / Deputy CIO
  •     Michael Byrne, Federal Communications Commission, Geographic Information Officer
  •     Patrick Grother, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Biometric Testing Project Leader
  •     Pam Hird, Agriculture Department, National Agricultural Statistical Service, ‎Project manager
  •     Roopangi Kadakia, NASA, ‎Web Services Executive
  •     Patrick Grother, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Biometric Testing Project Leader
  •     Kristen Gullickson, House of Representatives Office of the Clerk, Senior Systems Analyst
  •     Jason Kahn, Defense Department, Software Engineer
  •     Naomi Lefkovitz, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, Information Technology Lab
  •     Doug Maughan, Homeland Security Department, Science & Technology Directorate, Division Director, Cyber Security Division
  •     David Powner, Government Accountability Office, ‎Director of Information Technology and Management Issues
  •     Chris Rasmussen, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Living Intelligence System Program Manager
  •     Kevin Stine, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Group Leader for Security Outreach and Integration Group
  •     James Tyson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Management Specialist
  •     Lisa Wolfisch, Census Bureau, Chief, Web and New Media Branch, Center for New Media & Promotions

Please visit our website: http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/special-reports/fiercegovernmentits-2013-fierce-15.

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