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2019 Federal 100 Awards

Who are the defense innovators among the 2019 Fed 100?

The Department of Defense and the military services are well represented among the 2019 Federal 100 -- FCW's annual awards for individuals that have had an exceptional impact on federal IT.  Fully one-fifth of this year's Fed 100 are military personnel or civilian defense employees. 

Those winners are listed below.  The complete Federal 100 can be found on; all the winners will be profiled in the coming weeks, and honored in person at the March 28 Fed 100 gala

Congratulations to this year's winners from the defense IT community:

  • Stacy A. Cummings
    Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems
    Department of Defense
  • Dana Deasy
    Department of Defense
  • Gary Durst
    Director of Logistics, Air Force Business Systems and Enterprise Services Directorate
    U.S. Air Force
  • Maj. Gen. Cedric D. George
    Director of Logistics, DCS/Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection (AF/A4L)
    U.S. Air Force
  • David M. Gokey
    Chief Engineer, Navy–Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
    Department of the Navy
  • Brent Ingraham
    Unmanned Systems Technical Director for the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Platform and Weapons Portfolio Management
    Department of Defense
  • Richard "Rick" Jack
    Distinguished C4ISR Software Engineer (SSTM), SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
    Department of the Navy
  • Charles Kamhoua
    Electronics Engineer
    Army Research Laboratory
  • John L. Lockwood
    IT Program Manager, Defense Logistics Agency
    Department of Defense
  • Bill Marion
    Deputy CIO
    U.S. Air Force
  • Frederick D. Moorefield, Jr.
    Acting Principal Director to the Deputy CIO for C4IIC
    Department of Defense
  • Gen. John Murray
    Commander, Army Futures Command
    U.S. Army
  • Col. Bobby Saxon
    CTO, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner
    Commander, 24th Air Force
    U.S. Air Force
  • Cherie A. Smith
    Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
    Department of the Army
  • Lt. Col. Marc Snoddy
    Commander of 33rd Network Warfare Squadron
    U.S. Air Force
  • Kevin W. Tate
    Enterprise Collaboration and Productivity Services Lead, Office of the CIO
    Department of Defense
  • Randel Torfin
    Head, Engineering Maintenance Management Branch, Navy Military Sealift Command
    Department of the Navy
  • Maj. Zach V. Walker
    Texas Lead and Cyber Security Project Manager, Defense Innovation Unit
    Department of Defense
  • Delores Washburn
    Chief Engineer, Director Tactical Systems Engineering and Integration, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
    Department of the Navy

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is the Editor-in-Chief of both FCW and GCN, two of the oldest and most influential publications in public-sector IT. Both publications (originally known as Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News, respectively) are owned by GovExec. Mr. Schneider also serves GovExec's General Manager for Government Technology Brands.

Mr. Schneider previously served as New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company, where he oversaw the online operations of The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, The Hotline and The Almanac of American Politics, among other publications. The founding editor of, Mr. Schneider also helped launch the political site in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times,, Slate, Politico, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

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