2008 Rising Star Isai Marichamy

Isai Marichamy is the engine behind Nevada DMV's Web operations

2008 Rising Star

TITLE: Information technology professional

AGENCY: Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

Isai Marichamy


Isai Marichamy, 27, knows how to multitask. He recently developed and deployed an electronic-payment module for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. The tool supports processing of electronic payments via the Web from the department's client/server application and kiosk application.

While working on the module, Marichamy also worked on another project, a middleware application that DMV now uses to pass data from its Web application to mainframe programs. Before this application, individual Web pages were doing the parsing work, formatting the data to be compatible with Cobol programming. The result was a surfeit of redundant code and a system that was tough to maintain. Marichamy's application has reduced the coding time for formatting data by nearly 70 percent.

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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