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FCW : November and December 2014
Editor’sNote 6 November/December 2014 FCW.COM FCW has always maintained that people are what matter in federal IT. The technology specifics change constantly, but every change of any significance can always be tracked back to the individual women and men who are moving mountains to make government work better. All too often, however, those individuals get no recognition for their efforts — or, if they’re in the upper agency ranks, they get “rewarded” with invitations to congressional oversight hearings. Great individuals get lumped in with “broken government” when what they really deserve are praise and public thanks for the repairs they’re making. FCW’s Rising Star awards are one attempt to address the problem, and you’ll find profiles of two dozen early- career overachievers starting on Page 14 of this issue. But the Federal 100 offers the best opportunity to honor all of federal IT’s top performers — and nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 awards. So please go to FCW.com/2015fed100 and get started today on your nominations because no matter how accomplished a candidate is, he or she can’t win without being nominated. Not sure what it takes to make the Federal 100? Here are four points to remember: 1. Anyone in the federal IT community is eligible. That means agency employees, members of the federal contracting sector, academics, members of Congress, independent watchdogs and anyone else who’s had a real impact in 2014. 2. The award is for individual accomplishments in 2014. 3. Federal 100 winners go above and beyond — whatever their level or rank. A fancy job title is not required, and just doing one’s job well is not enough. 4. Impact matters. The judges need to know not only what a nominee did, but also what all that work accomplished. Additional guidelines are available at FCW.com/2015fed100. So identify the people you think should be among this year’s Federal 100, and make sure we know about them as well! — T ROY K. SCHNEIDER firstname.lastname@example.org, @troyschneider Make your Federal 100 nominations today! EDITOR-IN -CHIEF Troy K. Schneider EXECUTIVE EDITOR John Bicknell MANAGING EDITOR Terri J. Huck STAFF WRITERS Colby Hochmuth, Sean Lyngaas, Adam Mazmanian, Mark Rockwell CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Richard E. Cohen, John Moore, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Richard A. Spires, Sarah Lai Stirland CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jeff Langkau ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Dragutin Cvijanovic SENIOR WEB DESIGNER Martin Peace EDITORIAL FELLOW Jonathan Lutton PRESIDENT Henry Allain CO-PRESIDENT Anne Armstrong CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER Dan LaBianca CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER Carmel McDonagh PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Rajeev Kapur SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Richard Vitale EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Michael J. Valenti VICE PRESIDENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT Erik A. Lindgren VICE PRESIDENT, EVENT OPERATIONS David F. Myers CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Jeffrey S. Klein HOW TO REACH THE STAFF A list of staff members can be found online at www.fcw.com. E-mail: Staff members can be reached by using the nam- ing convention of first initial followed by their last name @1105media.com. Vienna Office (weekdays, 8:30 a.m . – 5:30 p.m . ET) (703) 876-5100; Fax (703) 876-5126 8609 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 500, Vienna, VA 22182-2215 Corporate Office (weekdays, 8:30 a.m . – 5:30 p.m . PT) (818) 814-5200; Fax (818) 734-1522 9201 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311