Announcing the 2023 Federal 100

Meet the 100 outstanding individuals being honored for going above and beyond in support of federal IT over the past year.

Hundreds of nominations were submitted, and our panel of government and industry judges deliberated for hours. The result? A list of 100 individuals who personify what's possible in federal IT.

Every year, it's a tremendous privilege to be able to sift through all these stories. The pool of nominations shows the vast range of important work being done throughout the community, and there are always far more outstanding individuals than  a list of 100 can accommodate. That was certainly the case this time around.

You'll have the chance to learn more about each of this year's winners in the coming months -- via the profiles we will publish in FCW magazine and on, and in person at our April 20 Evening of Honors to celebrate the Fed 100 winners and Government Hall of Fame inductees. For now, though, you'll have to make do with the list of names, which you can find below. Some Federal 100 winners have moved into new roles; the titles and organizations listed below reflect the roles these individuals held in 2022 when doing the work that earned this recognition.

Congratulations to each and every one of the 2023 Federal 100!

  • Joe Alexander
    Director, Special Programs, Technical Integration, and Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Capabilities, Office of the CIO
    Department of Defense
  • Jill F. Anderson
    Legislative Affairs Program Manager
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Kelley Artz
    Supply Chain Risk Management Technical Expert, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Wendell "Baze" Bazemore
    Associate Director, Interior Business Center, Financial Management Directorate
    Department of the Interior
  • Caroline G. Bean
    Senior Executive, Joint Enterprise Services Directorate
    Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Winston A. Beauchamp
    Deputy CIO
    Department of the Air Force
  • Lisa Belter
    Product Manager, Operational Medicine Data Service
    Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems Program Management Office
  • Warren J. Blankenship
    Deputy IT Governmentwide Category Manager, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Rob Bohn
    Area Vice President, North America Public Sector Sales and Strategic Business Development
  • Jay C. Bonci
    Chief Technology Officer
    Department of the Air Force
  • William C. Bridges
    CIO Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical
    Department of the Army
  • Melvin Brown II
    Deputy CIO
    Office of Personnel Management
  • Robert J. Carey
    Cloudera Government Solutions
  • Cameron Chehreh
    Vice President and General Manager, Intel Public Sector
  • Col. Justin K. Collins
    Senior Materiel Leader, Upper Echelon
    U.S. Air Force
  • Judith A. Conklin
    Library of Congress
  • Barbara Cooper-Jones
    Ginnie Mae
  • Matthew T. Cornelius
    Senior Professional Staff Member, Majority Staff
    Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
  • Robert "Bob" J. Costello
    CIO, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Group Capt. J. Blythe Crawford
    Commandant, Air and Space Warfare Centre
    Royal Air Force
  • Steve Davis
    Director of Infrastructure and Cloud Operations for the Information Technology Operations & Services branch within the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Labor
  • Mike Dean
    Satellite Communications Chief for the Deputy CIO for Command, Control and Communications
    Department of Defense
  • CeCe DeCamp
    Senior Partner and Federal Civilian Sales Leader
  • Chris J. DeRusha
    Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy National Cyber Director for Federal Cybersecurity
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Mittal Desai
    CIO, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Department of Energy
  • Martha Dorris
    Dorris Consulting International
  • Ryan Dukeman
    Data Scientist
    Department of State
  • Robert J. Eisenhauer
    Enterprise Services Technical Director
    White House Communications Agency
  • Juliane Gallina
    Associate Deputy Director of the CIA for Digital Innovation
    Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. Angela P. Giddings
    Technical Director for Studies and Analysis
    Department of the Air Force
  • Clay Goldwein
    Senior Vice-President, National Security and Justice Business Unit Leader
    CGI Federal
  • Venice Goodwine
    Director of Enterprise Information Technology, Office of the CIO
    Department of the Air Force
  • Richard A. Grabowski III
    CDM Deputy Program Manager, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Jeff E. Greene
    Former Chief for Cyber Response and Policy / currently Senior Director for Cybersecurity Program, Aspen Institute
    National Security Council
  • Tamara Greenspan
    GVP/GM, Oracle Federal and Canadian Public Sector Applications
  • Joel Gurin
    Center for Open Data Enterprise
  • Jay Hawkins
    Acting Director, Data Center and Cloud Engineering, Office of Information and Technology
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Scott A. Heitmann
    Chief Technology Officer, Cyberspace Capabilities Center
    Department of the Air Force
  • Christian A. Hoehner
    Policy Director, Majority Staff
    House Committee on Oversight and Accountability
  • Carole House
    Executive in Residence
    Terranet Ventures
  • Gema Howell
    Computer Scientist and Principal Investigator
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Shad Imam
    Senior Director of Solutions Engineering, Public Sector
  • Chris Inglis
    National Cyber Director
    Executive Office of the President
  • Pamela K. Isom
    Director, Office of Artificial Intelligence and Technology
    Department of Energy
  • Sarah (Sally) F. Jaggar
    Project Director and Fellow
    National Academy of Public Administration
  • Mark A. James
    Acting Executive Director Enterprise Cloud Services Directorate, Office of Information & Technology
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Anthony Jungers
    Program Group Manager, FEDSIM, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Kimberly Kagan
    Institute for the Study of War
  • Agha Nabeel Khan
    Senior Advisor for Informatics, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Stephen Kovac
    Chief Compliance Officer
  • Col. Jennifer M. Krolikowski
    "Director Chief Information Officer, Space Systems Command"
    U.S. Space Force
  • Glenn Kurowski
    Chief Technology Officer
    CACI International
  • Dave C. Lago
    Product Manager, DoD Cloud Infrastructure as Code, Hosting and Compute Center
    Defense Information Systems Agency, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
  • Michael LaRouche
    President, National Security and Space Sector
    Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
  • Dave Lebryk
    Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Fiscal Service
    Department of Treasury
  • Carrie Lee
    Deputy Executive Director, Product Engineering, Office of Information Technology, Product Engineering Services
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Amanda Lienau
    Director of Data and Analytics Innovation
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Renee Lobanovskyy
    Deputy Director for Information Systems, Office of Grants, ASFR
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Maj. Gen. Lorna Mahlock
    Deputy Director of Cybersecurity for Combat Support
    National Security Agency
  • Quentin McCoy
    Head of Contracting Activity, U.S. Cyber Command
    National Security Agency
  • Dena McLaughlin
    Regional Commissioner, Mid-Atlantic Region, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Eric R. Mill
    Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity, Office of the Federal CIO
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Thomas J. Mills
    Executive Director, Cargo Systems Program Directorate, Office of Information and Technology, Enterprise Services, U. S. Customs and Border Protection
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Kamal Narang
    Vice President and General Manager, Federal Health Sector
    General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
  • Robert S. Niewood
    Director, Systems Team, Assisted Acquisition Services Program Management Office, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Maj Gen John M. Olson, PhD
    Chief Data and AI Officer (former)
    Department of the Air Force
  • Michael D. Parrish
    Chief Acquisition Officer
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Mark A. Patterson
    CIO, Department of Defense Education Activity
    Department of Defense
  • Max Peterson
    Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector
    Amazon Web Services
  • Elizabeth Puchek
    Chief Data Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Tee Ramos
    Director of Participant Services
    Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
  • Dr. Ernest M. Reed
    Director, Category Management Support Office, Executive Sponsor for ADDS UP (Analytics, Data and Decision Support Unified Platform)
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Lindsay R. Riegler
    Innovation Specialist and Speech Language Pathologist, Cincinnati VA Medical Center
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Maria Roat
    Deputy Federal CIO (former)
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Col. Adolf Rocko Rodriguez
    Strategic Military Advisor / Reserve Advisor
    Department of the Air Force
  • Clayton Romans
    Associate Director, Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Department of Homeland Security
  • James L. Saunders
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Office of Personnel Management
  • Dr Jay J. Schnitzer
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer/Chief Medical Officer
    The MITRE Corporation
  • Lynn Payne Schug
    Deputy CIO, Enterprise Operations and Shared Services
    Department of Energy
  • Zach Schwartz
    Acting CIO for the Office of the Secretary and Senior Advisor to the Secretary
    Department of Commerce
  • James B. Sheire
    Branch Chief, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Faith V. Shelton
    Senior Contracting Officer, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner
    Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Kenneth D. Slaughter
    Program Manager, DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization
    Defense Health Agency
  • Harrison Smith
    Chief, Enterprise Digitalization Office
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Jen Sovada
    President, Public Sector
  • Spence Spencer
    Director of System Configuration and Delivery Automation Division
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Laura J. Stanton
    Assistant Commissioner for the Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
  • Timothy Strebel
    Data Scientist, National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII)
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Col. Mark M. Taylor
    Project Manager, Defensive Cyber Operations, Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems
    Department of the Army
  • Nathan Tierney
    Chief People Officer, Office of Information and Technology
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Trish Turner
    Program Manager and Senior Advisor for Digital Assets
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Juliana Vida
    Group Vice President and Chief Strategy Advisor - Public Sector
  • Teresa A. Weipert
    General Manager, Federal Services Segment
  • Nicholas West
    Acting Director, Office of GSA Acquisition Policy, Integrity, and Workforce
    General Services Administration
  • Brian Whittaker
    Humans of Public Service
  • Lloyd "Colt" Whittall
    Chief Experience Officer
    Department of the Air Force
  • Charles Worthington
    Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information and Technology
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Raylene Yung
    Executive Director, Technology Modernization Fund
    General Services Administration
  • Briana Zack
    Project Manager for Mission Support Cost Transparency