Nextgov Bold Awards Finalists Announced
Top Innovators in Federal Technology to be Honored at Nextgov Prime on October 15th-16th in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Nextgov today announced 19 finalists for the Bold Awards, honoring those who have conceived and implemented bold ideas for using technology to improve the way government works and serves citizens.
The Bold Awards are produced by Nextgov, the technology arm of Government Executive Media Group and part of Atlantic Media. Nextgov‘s mission is to lead the national discussion on the future of technology and government and inform senior decision-makers about key issues and trends shaping government’s role. Nextgov.com is the #1 federal technology website, attracting more federal managers (as well as total visitors) than any online destination dedicated to the federal technology community.(1)
The Nextgov Bold Awards recognize men and women who are pushing boundaries and achieving results in government by implementing break-through ideas in technology. The awards program seeks to elevate the importance of their efforts and inspire others.
“A key goal of the Nextgov Bold Awards program is to highlight creative, innovative public servants who are using technology in new ways to make government work better,” said Nextgov Executive Editor Katherine McIntire Peters. “While there is much talk about the transformative power of technology, a lot of it is just that – talk. But the men and women we are recognizing here have demonstrated that power in critical ways. We specifically sought to find people who are flying below the public radar. Few of these finalists are widely known, but they should be, and we’re happy to put a spotlight on their extraordinary service.”
Nextgov received over 180 nominations for the Bold Awards, representing individuals and teams across the federal government. After carefully reviewing and vetting the nominations, the Nextgov editorial team selected 19 finalists for the Bold Awards.
Nextgov is pleased to announce the following finalists (*denotes a team award):
- Joshua Anderson, Transportation Security Administration
- Brett Baker, National Science Foundation
- William (Sonny) Biddix, Department of Defense
- *Maj. Kenneth N. Bourque, Air Force
- Joshua Campbell, State Department
- *Deborah Diaz, NASA
- *Kathleen Frisbee, Veterans Affairs
- *Mike Gerber, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- *Brett Gittleson, State Department
- Kimberly Hancher, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Jessica Klein, State Department
- Peter Kuzmak, Veterans Affairs
- Mary Mitchell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Jonathan Rubin, General Services Administration
- James Shuler, Department of Energy
- John Wallace, Veterans Affairs
- James West, State Department
- *David Wiley, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Allison Wolff, NASA
More information on these finalists and their accomplishments can be found at Nextgov.com/bold-awards, including complete profiles to be posted in early August.
Finalists for the Bold Awards will be celebrated, and winners announced, at Nextgov Prime on October 15(th)-16(th) in Washington, D.C. Nextgov Prime, the cornerstone event for the federal technology community, will convene over 600 federal decision makers to explore the future of technology and government. For more information, visit Nextgov.com/prime.
The Nextgov Bold Awards are exclusively underwritten by Cisco.
Produced by Government Executive Media Group, Nextgov is the #1 federal technology resource, engaging more federal technology decision makers on a daily basis than any other website dedicated to federal IT.(1 )Nextgov‘s mission is to lead the national discussion about how technology and innovation can transform the way government operates and serves citizens. Nextgov seeks to enable senior decision making teams, comprised of technology and program leaders, to learn about and evaluate emerging technologies and transform government. Visit Nextgov.com.
About Government Executive Media Group
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(1)Market Connections, Inc., Federal Media and Marketing Study, 2013
SOURCE Atlantic Media