Rising Stars nominations extended to October 28

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Nominations for the 2023 Rising Stars program are being extended. Please help us spotlight innovators across federal, state and local and governments, as well as up-and-coming talent at contracting firms.

We're giving you two more weeks to tell us about your up-and-coming talent.

True government innovation takes a lot — strong leadership, organizational buy-in, talented industry partners, new technologies and, of course, individual change agents.

That's why we're so excited about this year's Rising Star Awards — a joint effort of Nextgov/FCW and Route 50 — showcasing the early career phenoms who are driving change across federal, state and local government. 

We're looking for leaders whose innovation and all-around extra effort are having a powerful and positive impact.

Anyone in the government IT community is eligible — military and civilian, career and political, contractor, academic and association expert alike. Nominees must be less than 10 years into their government IT careers. Winners will be selected for their impact, so be sure to explain what a nominee did and what all that work accomplished.

Please submit your nominations today! And please spread the word to help us celebrate all the top drivers of government innovation.

To submit a nomination or learn more information, visit our nomination website.