2013 FCW Rising Stars Announced

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FCW is pleased to announce the 2013 Rising Stars – 15 individuals in the first 10 years of their federal IT careers who have gone far above and beyond their official job descriptions.

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This year's class of Rising Stars has shown just how much good can be done despite the funding freezes and other challenges.

FCW is pleased to announce the 2013 Rising Stars – 15 individuals in the first 10 years of their federal IT careers who have gone far above and beyond their official job descriptions.

"Again and again in the stories FCW covers, it's clear that people, not technology, are the most important factor,” said Troy K. Schneider, FCW Editor-in-Chief. “This year's class of Rising Stars has shown just how much good can be done despite the funding freezes and other challenges."

The awards are an opportunity for agencies and contractors alike to give their up-and-comers a turn in the spotlight, both as a reward to those top performers and as an example to others.

2013’s Rising Stars:

  • Eric T. Brassil, Department of State
  • Kirsten E. Dalboe, Department of Homeland Security
  • Grace E. Dalton, Department of the Army
  • Carolyn Harvey, General Services Administration
  • Dan P. Houston Jr., U.S. Postal Service
  • Hetal Jain, Department of Transportation
  • Samantha Kott Kouril, General Services Administration
  • Victor T. Lazzaro, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Michael G. Meskill, Department of Agriculture
  • Michael Metzger, Department of Defense
  • Van "Irina" Nguyen, Department of the Army
  • Paul Reynolds, Department of Homeland Security
  • Marlene C. Roush, SAIC
  • Rebecca Schwartz, Lockheed Martin
  • Michael Shrader, Carahsoft

Rising Star honorees will be profiled in the October issue of FCW, on fcw.com and will be celebrated at the GCN Awards Gala, Wednesday, October 16th at The Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, VA.

For more information about the Rising Stars, please visit: http://fcw.com/risingstars.

For more information on attending or sponsoring the GCN Awards Gala, please visit http://gcn.com/gala.

About FCW
FCW’s editorial mission is to provide federal technology executives with the information, insights, and strategies necessary to successfully navigate the complex world of federal business. By providing federal technology executives with the “who” and “what” they need to know to get things done, FCW delivers access to a powerful, hard-to-reach audience that controls the $112B technology purchasing in federal government. http://www.fcw.com

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