FierceGovernmentIT Announces Third Annual “Fierce 15” Winners

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Award Recognizes Innovation and Creativity in the Government Technology Sector

FierceGovernmentIT ( today announced its third annual “Fierce 15” list of creative and innovative federal employees in the area of information technology.

An internationally recognized thrice-weekly e-newsletter reaching more than 24,000 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, cloud computing and mobility. Sign up is free at

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

The 2014 Fierce 15 leaders in government IT innovation are:

  •     Kristen Baldwin, deputy chief information officer, Transportation Department
  •     Peter Chin, director of cloud and enterprise application services, Homeland Security Department
  •     Matt Goodrich, program manager for the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program, General Services Administration
  •     Hillary Hartley, deputy executive director of 18F, General Services Administration
  •     Taha Kass-Hout, chief health informatics officer, Food and Drug Administration
  •     Phil Landfried, deputy assistant commissioner of the Office of Information and Technology, Customs and Border Protection
  •     Melissa Kline Lee, program manager for GovConnect, Office of Personnel Management
  •     Barbara LoPresti, chief of the Technologies Management Office, Census Bureau
  •     Colleen Manaher, executive director for planning, program analysis and evaluation, Office of Field Operations, Customs and Border Protection
  •     Renata Maziarz, senior policy analyst at the Bureau of Fiscal Service, Treasury Department
  •     Eric Mill, web developer at 18F, General Services Administration
  •     Lt. Col. Mark Murray, director of the Distributed Common Ground/Surface System Multi-Service Execution Team Office, Air Force
  •     Mike Pulsifer, manager of web and mobile application development, Labor Department
  •     David Rubin, chief of collaboration, compliance & authentication engineering and mobility lead, Justice Department
  •     Eric Spry, deputy geographic information officer in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, Federal Communications Commission

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