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Federal 100: Emerging tech leaders

The annual Federal 100 Awards -- presented by FCW, GCN's sibling site -- honor those in the federal IT community whose work is transforming government and its ability to deliver on critical missions.

While much of government IT is about managing the massive programs that power the day-to-day business of government, there are plenty of people blazing a trail into the next generation of technology. With their work in blockchain, game theory, automation, drones, artificial intelligence and quantum encryption, this year's Federal 100 winners show where government is headed.

The winners will be honored in person at the March 28 Fed 100 gala, but you can read more about each of those individuals on

Jose Arrieta
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Division of Acquisition, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources
Department of Health and Human Services

Lily Lidong Chen
Manager, Cryptographic Technology Group, IT Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Maj. Gen. Cedric D. George
Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
U.S. Air Force

Brent Ingraham
Unmanned Systems Technical Director for the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Platform and Weapons Portfolio Management
Defense Department

Charles Kamhoua
Electronics Engineer
Army Research Laboratory

Jeff Lau
Regional Commissioner, Northeast and Caribbean, Federal Acquisition Service
General Services Administration

John L. Lockwood
IT Program Manager, Defense Logistics Agency
Defense Department

Lynn M. Moaney
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Agriculture Department

David T. Nguyen
Founder and CEO
United Solutions

Randel Torfin
Head, Engineering Maintenance Management Branch, Military Sealift Command
Department of the Navy

Stephen D. Winchell
Presidential Innovation Fellow
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

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