Congratulations to the 2020 Federal 100

Defense Systems' sister publication FCW has announced the 2020 Federal 100 Award winners -- a group that includes  26 women and men from the Department of Defense and the military services.

Those winners are listed below, and will be profiled in more detail in the coming weeks. The list of all 100 winners and more information about the Federal 100 Awards can be found at

  • Jason Brown
    Director, CSAF Strategic Studies Group
    Department of the Air Force
  • Lisa Costa
    CIO, US Special Operations Command
    Department of Defense
  • Jennifer L. Edgin
    CTO, Deputy Commandant for Information, Headquarters Marine Corps
    U.S Marine Corps
  • LTG Stephen Fogarty
    Commanding General, Army Cyber Command
    U.S. Army
  • Christine L. Gex
    Innovation and Robotic Process Automation Lead, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Information Management
    Department of the Army
  • Donnie Harp
    Director of the Integration Services Directorate, HQ Cyberspace Capabilities Center (CCC)
    Department of the Air Force
  • Daniel C. Ireland
    Enterprise Architect, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane
    Department of the Navy
  • Holly S. Joers
    Deputy Program Executive Officer-Acquisition, Defense Healthcare Management Systems, and Interim Deputy Director, Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization Office
    Department of Defense
  • Col. Robert King
    Senior Materiel Leader, Enterprise IT and Cyber Infrastructure Division
    U.S. Air Force
  • Jim Kren
    Director, Systems Development in the Concepts, Development and Management Office, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
    Department of the Air Force
  • Ellen Lord
    Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
    Department of Defense
  • BGen Lorna M. Mahlock
    Division Director, IC4, Headquarters Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant for Information
    U.S. Marine Corps
  • Danielle Metz
    Principal Director for the Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise
    Department of Defense
  • GEN Paul Nakasone
    Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and Director, National Security Agency
    National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command
  • CDR Tom Parker
    Cyber Warfare Engineer, Naval Sea Systems Command
    U.S. Navy
  • Charlie Phalen
    Acting Director, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
    Department of Defense
  • Heather Putman
    Product Director, General Funds Enterprise Business System Development & Modernization, Army PEO EIS
    Department of the Army
  • Lt. Cmdr. Michael Pyne
    MyNavy HR CIO Deputy Chief Engineer
    U.S. Navy
  • CAPT Kurt Rothenhaus
    Major Program Manager, Tactical Network Program Office (PEO C4I/PMW-160)
    U.S. Navy
  • Shannon E. Seay
    Program Manager, Navy Enterprise Business Solutions Program
    U.S. Navy
  • Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan
    Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
    Department of Defense
  • Anthony C. Smith
    Lead, DOD Information Network Transport Capabilities, Office of the CIO
    Department of Defense
  • CAPT Veronique Louise Streeter
    Acting Director of Command Control Communications and Information, Office of the CIO
    Department of Defense
  • Marc R. Vandeveer
    Chief Innovation Officer, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
    U.S. Air Force
  • Lt.Col. Stacie L. Voorhees
    Commander, 690th Network Support Squadron
    Air Force
  • Col. Frederick D. Williams
    Acting Director, Spectrum Policy & Programs, Office of the CIO
    Department of Defense

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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