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FCW : September 15, 2013
Editor'sNote This has been a tough year to be a fed, what with furloughs, shutdown fears, ongoing pay freezes and an utter lack of budget clarity. Throw in the occasional congressional broadside or inspector general audit, and one could be forgiven for tucking into a defensive crouch and hoping that next year will be better. (Spoiler alert: Don't count on it. See Page 16 for details.) However, great work is still getting done despite all the obstacles. And without fail, those successes can be traced to the commitment and creativity of exceptional individuals in the federal IT community. FCW's Rising Star awards are an opportunity to recognize some of those individuals who are early in their careers and who bring new energy and ideas to the table. We will pro le the winners in the October issue and thank them in person at the Oct. 16 GCN Gala, but for now, it is my pleasure to announce the 2013 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 And for those of you who know more senior superstars in federal IT, start drafting your notes! The Federal 100 nomination period opens Oct. 1, and I look forward to seeing the submissions. If they're anything like this year's Rising Star nominations, the future might look brighter after all. --- TROY K. SCHNEIDER firstname.lastname@example.org, @troyschneider Meet the Rising Stars of 2013 September 15, 2013 FCW.COM 7 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EXECUTIVE EDITOR Troy K. Schneider John Bicknell PRINT MANAGING EDITOR ONLINE MANAGING EDITOR Terri J. Huck Michael Hardy STAFF WRITERS Amber Corrin, Frank Konkel, Adam Mazmanian, Mark Rockwell CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Richard E. Cohen, Alan Joch, Konstantin Kakaes, Eliza Krigman, John Moore, Colleen O'Hara, Katherine Reynolds Lewis CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jeff Langkau ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Dragutin Cvijanovic SENIOR WEB DESIGNER Martin Peace EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Dana FitzGerald EDITORIAL FELLOW Reid Davenport CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER Anne Armstrong CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Abraham M. Langer CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER Wendy LaDuke CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER Carmel McDonagh PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Neal Vitale SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Richard Vitale EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Michael J. Valenti VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Christopher M. Coates 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 sta members can be found online at www.fcw.com. E-mail: Sta members can be reached by using the nam- ing convention of first initial followed by their last name @1105govinfo.com. Vienna O ce (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 O ce (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 FCW (ISSN 0893-052X) is published 20 times a year, two issues monthly except one issue in Jan, Feb, Oct and Dec by 1105 Media, Inc., 9201 Oakdale Avenue, Ste. 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Periodicals postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311-9998, and at additional mailing of ces. Complimentary subscriptions are sent to qualifying subscribers. Annual subscription rates payable in U.S. funds for non-quali ed subscribers are: U.S. $125.00, International $165.00. Annual digital subscription rates payable in U.S. funds for non-quali ed subscribers are: U.S. $125.00, International $125.00. Subscription inquiries, back issue requests, and address changes: Mail to: FCW, P.O. Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866, email FCWmag@1105service. com or call (866) 293-3194 for U.S. & Canada; (847) 763-9560 for International, fax (847) 763-9564. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FCW, P.O. Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866. Canada Publications Mail Agreement No: 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Circulation Dept. or XPO Returns: P.O. Box 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R5, Canada.
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