2008 Rising Star Capt. Eric Berard

Eric Berard's judgment and expertise in Army operational testing and program management processes have helped bridge the gaps among stakeholders.

2008 Rising Star

TITLE: Chief of information management/ information

AGENCY: Technology Test and Evaluation branch, Army Medical Department

LOCATION: Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Capt. Eric Berard

Contributed

With only five years of experience in government IT, Capt. Eric Berard serves as the Defense Department's lead operational test officer for the Theater Medical Information program, including the Joint Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care and Joint Medical Information systems.

He is responsible for resources worth more than $1.5 million and supervises a staff of IT specialists and other support personnel. Berard and his team evaluate, document and issue reports on medical information systems and equipment designed to help medical units better perform their missions. His judgment and expertise in Army operational testing and program management processes have helped bridge the gaps among stakeholders, said Wynton Hodges, senior enlisted adviser to the president of the Army Medical Department.

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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