FierceGovernment Announces Third Annual “Fierce 15” Winners

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FierceGovernment recognizes 15 federal innovators

FierceGovernment (http://www.fiercegovernment.com) today announced its third annual “Fierce 15” list of creative and innovative federal employees.

An internationally recognized four-time-a-week e-newsletter reaching nearly 16,000 federal employees and industry executives, FierceGovernment provides subscribers with an authoritative briefing on the latest developments in the U.S. government, with a special focus on transparency, the federal budget, federal use of social media, acquisition, and research and development. Sign up is free at http://www.fiercegovernment.com/signup.

FierceGovernment, which covers all aspects of federal agencies ranging from workforce issues to mission execution, conducted interviews with government and industry officials to find some of the most forward-thinking people working within the government. The benchmark for inclusion was high; the innovation FierceGovernment recognizes is meant to be genuine and groundbreaking.

The 2014 Fierce 15 innovation leaders are:

  •     Larry Criscione, reliability and risk engineer at the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  •     Dan Doney, chief innovation officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency
  •     Melanie Falin, program manager for VA Acquisition Academy, Office of Acquisition and Logistics at the Veterans Affairs Department
  •     Chi Hickey, program manager within the Identity Assurance and Trusted Access Division, General Services Administration
  •     Tiffany Hixson, regional commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
  •     Stacy Kane, deputy director of the Presidential Innovation Fellows at 18F, General Services Administration
  •     Lisa LaPlant, lead program planner for FDsys, Government Printing Office
  •     Alison Lemon, public health advisor at the office of women’s health, Food and Drug Administration
  •     Courtney Matson, fellowship program manager at the Office of Science and Technology, U.S. Agency for International Development
  •     Mark Naggar, program manager of the HHS Buyers Club, Health and Human Services Department
  •     Operations Integration and Analysis Division within the Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, Customs and Border Protection
  •     Michael Reardon, policy advisor team lead for employment-related support policy at the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Labor Department
  •     John Sanders, assistant administrator for the office of security capabilities and chief technology officer, Transportation Security Administration
  •     Steve Schliesman, assistant deputy chief information officer for project management, Veterans Affairs Department
  •     Corinna Zarek, attorney-advisor with the Office of Government Information Service, National Archives and Records Administration

Please visit our website, http://www.fiercegovernment.com.

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