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FCW : May 15, 2014
Editor'sNote It s been a rough few months for the agency executive ranks as critical leaders leave for the private sector or announce plans to retire. David McClure and Casey Coleman from the General Services Administration. Elizabeth McGrath and Robert Carey from the Defense Department. Bernie Mazer from the Interior Department, Danny Werfel from the Internal Revenue Service, Joe Jordan from the Of ce of Federal Procurement Policy...the list goes on and on. One could be forgiven for wondering what s happening to the senior tiers of federal IT when even the up-and- comers (former Veterans Affairs Central Of ce CIO Horace Blackman comes to mind) are heading for the exit. In reality, of course, we have little reason to worry. It s true that government service is harder and in some ways less appealing than it once was, but the missions and the pull of patriotism still draw top talent. And there are plenty of next-generation leaders (in agencies and industry alike), if one knows where to look. And that is where you come in. FCW is about to open nominations for the 2014 Rising Star awards, and we need help identifying the IT professionals in government and industry who are poised to take charge. What makes a Rising Star? In many ways, it s the same criteria used for the Federal 100 --- women and men whose leadership, innovation and all-around extra effort are having an impact that goes far beyond their job descriptions. Rising Stars, however, must also be early in their federal IT careers; age does not matter, but nominees must be less than 10 years into their work in this community. We are looking for individuals who not only have done great things in the past year but are likely to play an even larger role in the years to come. So go to FCW.com/2014risingstars to learn more, and let us know where to nd the leaders of tomorrow --- and the rising stars of today. --- TROY K. SCHNEIDER firstname.lastname@example.org, @troyschneider Looking for the next class of leaders May 15, 2014 FCW.COM 5 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EXECUTIVE EDITOR Troy K. Schneider John Bicknell MANAGING EDITOR Terri J. Huck STAFF WRITERS Sean Lyngaas, Adam Mazmanian, Mark Rockwell CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Richard E. Cohen, Alan Joch, Konstantin Kakaes, John Moore, Colleen O'Hara, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Richard A. Spires, Sarah Lai Stirland CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jef f Langkau ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Dragutin Cvijanovic SENIOR WEB DESIGNER Martin Peace EDITORIAL FELLOW Reid Davenport PRESIDENT James Causey CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER Anne Armstrong 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 Jef frey 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 @1105media.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
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