Time is running out for Federal 100 nominations
- By Troy K. Schneider
- Dec 20, 2019
We're down to the final days for submitting 2020 Federal 100 Award nominations. The annual awards from GCN's sister publication, FCW, are now in their 31st year, and honor the individuals in the federal IT community who have gone far beyond their assigned duties to make a difference.
These awards depend on identifying a pool of exceptional women and men in our community to ensure they get the recognition they deserve – and that's where you come in. If you know people you believe should be among the 2020 Federal 100, please make sure our judges know about them, too.
Not certain what it takes to make the Federal 100? Here are five points to remember:
- Anyone in the federal IT community is eligible: career civil servants, political appointees, contractors, academics, even members of Congress. State and local officials are eligible too, of their work intersects with the federal government in a significant way.
- The awards are for individual accomplishments in 2019.
- 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.
- You can make multiple nominations. Do so early and often.
- Impact matters. Tell us what a nominee did and what that work accomplished.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to 5pm ET on Tuesday, Jan. 7, so don't delay! Go to FCW.com/2020fed100 for details, and submit your nominations today.
Troy K. Schneider is the Editor-in-Chief of both FCW and GCN, two of the oldest and most influential publications in public-sector IT. Both publications (originally known as Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News, respectively) are owned by GovExec. Mr. Schneider also serves GovExec's General Manager for Government Technology Brands.
Mr. Schneider previously served as New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company, where he oversaw the online operations of The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, The Hotline and The Almanac of American Politics, among other publications. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, Mr. 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, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.
Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.