The GCN Awards: Excellence in IT

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More than 1,200 guests were on hand for a black-tie gala Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C., to honor the people and projects shaping government information technology and the public-private partnerships that are changing the lives of millions.

Click on the page links above for pictures from the gala and read the news story about the gala. For an indepth report on the award winners and profiles of the IT executives honored, read GCN's Oct. 13 awards section.
The Army's CIO, Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle, honored as the Defense executive of the year, left, greets Mary Phillips of Hughes Network Systems, Germantown, Md., and Col. Timothy Fong, at a reception in Washington.

Olivier Douliery

Chatting before the GCN gala are, from left, Randolph Hite of the General Services Administration and Steve Cooper, chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security who was honored as civilian executive of the year.

Olivier Douliery

Hundreds of guests from government and industry, entertained by Cirque Magnifique performers, gathered at the VIP reception before the awards gala at the Washington Hilton and Towers in Northwest Washington, D.C., Wednesday night.
At a reception before the GCN Awards Gala, from left, Ross Ely of MPC Computers, talks with Donald Graham, chief executive of The Washington Post Co., and Dave Greene, president of PostNewsweek Tech Media, parent of Government Computer News.
Members of Cirque Magnifique clowned around at the pre-gala reception in Washington, attended by more than 1,000.
Tom Trezza, the publisher of Government Computer News, and Linda Gooden of Lockeed Martin Corp., at the industry award winner presentation prior to the The GCN Awards Gala in Washington.
Former U.S. Senator William Cohen, a sponsor of the IT Management Reform Act known as the Clinger-Cohen Act, was inducted into the GCN Hall of Fame for his role in shaping the present course of government information-technology policies.
Left to right, Lawrence Weinbach, president, chief executive and chairman of Unisys Corp., receives a welcome to the podium from David Golden of EMC. Weinbach was honored as Industry Executive of the Year.
Members of the team behind the Pennsylvania Health Department's award-winning PA-NEDDS gather at the reception. From left, Debbie Sills, David Andrews, Mary Benner and Michelle Davis.
GCN executive editor Tom Temin kicks off the evening's program.

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