2008 Rising Star Andrew Wadler

2008 Rising Star


TITLE: Engineer

AGENCY: Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

LOCATION: San Francisco

CAREER: Wadler is the project lead for the Automated Digital Networking Systems project, which provides ship-to-shore communications for the entire fleet.

Andrew Wadler, an engineer with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego, has helped bring state-of-the-art technology to Navy ships and command posts.

COMPLETE LIST: 2008 GCN Rising Stars



Wadler serves as the project lead for the Automated Digital Networking Systems project, which provides ship-to-shore communications for the entire fleet. In 2007, he applied his engineering prowess to the challenge of fielding converged IP-based networks for carrying voice, video and data traffic. Since then, he has developed and deployed the first converged networks on board a number of ships.

Wadler also has spearheaded the research and development of a Multiprotocol Label Switching-Traffic Engineering architecture, which is expected to provide the Navy with better Quality of Service capabilities.

About Rising Stars 2008

Turnover among information technology leaders is a fact of life in government circles. Who's there to take the baton? The 2008 Rising Stars exemplify the strengths of the emerging generation of IT leaders, mixing technical savvy and innovative thinking with an instinct for collaboration and a commitment to the government's mission. Government Computer News is joining Federal Computer Week and Washington Technology in making the awards an 1105 Government Information Group 360-degree special report. For a look at all the Rising Stars, click here.

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