Last call for FCW's Federal 100 Award nominations
FCW is GCN's sister publication focused on the business of federal technology, and FCW's Federal 100 Awards recognize the outstanding individuals who are improving federal IT.
The deadline for this year's Fed 100 has just been extended, so you now have until noon ET on Wednesday, Jan. 3, to submit your nominations. So if you have a nomination that's waiting on that last bit of information -- or if you wanted to nominate someone but feared there wasn't enough time -- please take advantage of these extra days get it submitted.
All nominations must be made online. You can find all the details at FCW.com/2018fed100, but here's a brief overview of what it takes to make the Federal 100:
- Anyone contributing to federal IT is eligible. State and local IT professionals, this can include you too -- but only for intergovernmental efforts that have a clear federal connection.
- The award is for individual accomplishments in 2017. This is not about lifetime achievement.
- Federal 100 winners go above and beyond -- whatever their level or rank. A fancy job title is not required, and just doing one's job well is not enough.
- Impact matters. The judges need to know not only what a nominee did, but also what all that work accomplished. Be specific in describing the results.
If you know individuals whose talents, leadership and dedication are making federal IT better, please be sure they have the opportunity to receive the recognition they deserve. Nominate them today -- and then enjoy the rest of the holiday season.
Troy K. Schneider is editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN, as well as General Manager of Public Sector 360.
Prior to joining 1105 Media in 2012, Schneider was the New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, Schneider also helped launch the political site PoliticsNow.com in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, WashingtonPost.com, Slate, Politico, National Journal, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.
Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.
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