GTRA announces government technology GOVTek awards nominations

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(PR NewsChannel) / October 30, 2012 / WASHINGTON 

Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA)Today GTRA announced the current nominees and categories for the Government and Solution Providers for GOVTek Awards Gala on February 7, 2013. Nominations are being accepted through GTRA’s GOVTek Awards website until November 15, 2012.

The Annual GOVTek Awards honors Government and Industry leaders and their contributions to the IT community, their country, and the ever-evolving cyber world around us.

“This evening celebration commemorates the accomplishments of the nominees and award winners in their areas of expertise for solving the challenges facing the Government IT community,” said Kelly Yocum, Co-Founder GTRA & CEO, GOVTek.

The GOVTek Awards Gala is a black tie gala and will begin with a networking reception, awards ceremony with a full dinner, and an after party with raffle prizes and casino games.

GOVTek Awards is calling for nominations in the Government and Industry Award Categories listed.  Visit the GOVTekAwards.org website to submit industry and government award nominations. Current Government award categories and nominations include:

EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP:

Gregory Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, GAO

William ‘Curt’ Barker, Divison Chief, Computer Science Division, NIST

Bob Brese, Chief Information Officer, Energy

LEADERSHIP IN STATE/LOCAL IT:

Erik Avakian, Chief Information Security Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director for Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection, State of Michigan

Rahul Merchant, Citywide Chief Information and Innovation Officer, New York City

GOVERNMENT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR:

Steve Cooper, Deputy Chief Information Officer, FAA

Avi Bender, Chief Technology Officer, US Census Bureau

Christopher Garcia, Director, Cyber Security Management Center, FAA

EXCELLENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

Wendy Ting, Chief, Security Engineering Strategy, Planning & Process Dev., NSA

Fred Whiteside, Director, Cybersecurity Operations, Commerce

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY:

Valarie Burks, Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT Security, NASA

Patricia Craighill, Chief Information Officer, USAF

Patricia Trainor Musselman, Chief, LAN Technology Support Office, Census Bureau

EXCELLENCE IN TELEWORK & WORKFORCE MODERNIZATION:

Catherine Emerson, Chief Human Capital Officer, DHS

Anthony Costa, Chief People Officer, GSA

Brodi Fontenot, Chief Human Capital Officer, Transportation

EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPARENCY & SOCIAL MEDIA:

Stacey Williams, Director of Security, EOP

Steve Cooper, CIO, FAA

Robert Jake, CIO, USMC

EXCELLENCE IN SECURITY:

Travis Howerton, Chief Technology Officer, NNSA

Gil Vega, Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Energy

Peter Tseronis, Chief Technology Officer, Energy

EXCELLENCE IN CLOUD & INFRASTRUCTURE MODERNIZATION:

Keith Trippie, Executive Director, Enterprise System Development Office, DHS

Shawn Kingsberry, Chief Information Officer, RATB

Bill Stearn, Chief Information Security Officer, NOAA

GOVERNMENT MOBILE APP OF THE YEAR:

Craig Kaucher, Chief Information Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Defense Media Activity, Defense

Sanjay Sardar, Chief Information Officer, FERC

Anil Karmel, Chief Technology Officer, NNSA

EXCELLENCE IN PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT & ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE:

Adrien Gardner, Chief Information Officer, NASA

David Wennergren, Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, Defense

David McMahon, Vice President of Customer Care Partner Solutions, OMB

EXCELLENCE IN COLLABORATION:

Michael Echols, Chief, Government Industry Planning and Management Branch, NCS, DHS

Eustace King, NSA/IAD SCRM Lead, NSA

EXCELLENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT:

Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, SEWP, NASA

Don Davidson, ICT SCRM Specialist, GTF, OASD-NII, Defense

Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, GAO

Christopher Hart, Vice Chairman, NTSB

EXCELLENCE IN BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS:

Carolyn Sanders, Chief Information Officer, Regions and Center Operations, FAA

Kirit Amin, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, NIH

Bernard Mazer, Chief Information Officer, Interior

EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH IT:

Karen Guice, Executive Director, Federal Recovery, Defense

Barclay Butler, Director, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office, Defense

Doug Fridsma, Director, OSIA

EXCELLENCE IN GREEN IT AND SUSTAINABILITY:

Richard Spires, Chief Information Officer, DHS

Chris Fudge, Branch Chief, Virtual Infrastructure, Census Bureau

Michael Basla, Chief Information Officer, USAF

EXCELLENCE IN EFFICIENCY:

Scott Bernard, Federal Chief Enterprise Architect, OMB

Richard Spires, Chief Information Officer, DHS

Simon Szykman, Chief Information Officer, Commerce

Adam Goldberg, Executive Architect, FIT,Treasury

Shawn Kingsberry, Chief Information Officer, RATB

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION:

Robin Williams, Director, National Cybersecurity Education & Workforce Development Officer, DHS

Craig McComb, Chief Information Officer, ASC (LCMC), USAF

Richard George, Technical Director, Information Assurance, NSA

Nominations are still open, so you are encouraged to nominate your peers, partners, and executives who you feel have contributed to IT community. To submit your  nominations, please visit the GOVTekAwards.org website. Nominations are due by November 15, 2012.

About GTRA: GTRA brings together executive-level government technology Security, Enterprise Architecture, Green IT and Health IT leaders to collaborate, strategize and create innovative solutions.  The semi-annual GTRA Technology Council Meeting address the topics identified through research with the government Council members and industry experts. By sharing best practices and lessons learned, knowledge is exchanged in a peer-to-peer forum, resulting in actionable government-wide strategic plans and cutting-edge solutions.  Through a unique collaborative methodology, GTRA is revolutionizing the way government does business.

MEDIA CONTACT
Kerri Tompkins
Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA)
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Phone:        (202) 660-2448 

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SOURCE:  Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA)

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