The 2019 Federal 100: Nominate today!
For three decades, GCN’s sister publication FCW has honored the Federal 100 -- women and men who’ve had an outsized impact on federal IT over the past year. And the Dec. 24 deadline for this year’s Fed 100 nominations is fast approaching.
So if you know individuals whose talents and drive have made federal IT better in 2018, please be sure they have the opportunity to get the recognition they deserve. Get started today on your nominations.
Not sure what it takes to make the Fed 100? Detailed guidelines can be found at FCW.com/2019fed100, but here are five points to remember:
1. Anyone in the federal IT community is eligible. Generally, that means agency employees and select members of the contracting sector, but past winners have included legislators, academics, independent watchdogs and others as well.
2. It is limited to federal IT. Each year there are a handful of state or local officials among the winners, but it’s always for work that intersects with the federal government in some way.
3. The award is for individual accomplishments in 2018. These are not team honors or lifetime achievement awards.
4. Fed 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.
5. Impact matters. The judges need to know not only what a nominee did, but also what all that hard work accomplished.
Additional guidelines are available at FCW.com/2019fed100.
Please pick the people you think should be among this year's Federal 100, and make sure we know about them as well!
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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