GCN Awards Gala Celebrating Outstanding IT Achievement in Government
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton | Tysons Corner

Thank You for Attending the GCN Awards Gala

For 28 years, GCN has honored outstanding IT achievement in the government technology community. The GCN Awards specifically recognize the work of project teams, who are working at a time when demands for high performance, security and a clear return on investment have never
been greater.


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2015 Winners


Government Executive of the Year

Ron Ross


Ron Ross got his start in cybersecurity by accident. The West Point graduate served in many leadership positions during his 20-year Army career. In the early 1980s, while still in the military...Read more.


Industry Executive of the Year

David Moskovitz

Accenture Federal Services

After several years of retrenchment in federal IT, the past year saw “green shoots” that hint at new opportunities for government contractors. And more often than not, it seemed, those sparks of growth and innovation have involved Accenture Federal Services and its CEO, David Moskovitz.Read more.


GCN Award Winners

Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System

National Institutes of Health


Data Mining Solution for Child Care Fraud Detection and Prevention

Los Angeles County, California


eDIVO Mobile App

Department of the Navy


FBI Next Generation Identification System

Department of Justice


Fiscal Note Agency Response System

State of Utah


Global Combat Support System

Department of the Army


Homeland Security Victim ID Program

Homeland Security Investigations


Non-Emergency Contact Center

City of Philadelphia


Pennsylvania Treasury Transformation Project

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Swipe to Donate Life Program

Ohio Department of Public Safety


Honorable Mentions

Communications Facility for Southwest Asia Theater

Department of the Army


En Route Automation Modernization Platform

Federal Aviation Administration


Next Generation Network & Security Program

Fairfax County, Va.


Purchase Card Analytics Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS


Web Modernization and Open Data Project

New Jersey Department of Health


For more information about this year’s winners and the honorable mentions category, please visit:



GCN Tenacity Award Sponsorship

Celebrating the Pluto mission team

The New Horizions mission team celebrated a successful flyby of the dwarf planet that was 14 years in the making. And that success was due, in large part, to the meticulous planning — not just for obvious elements like navigation and telemetry, but for everything, from staffing structure to basic hardware upgrades.Read more.


Editor’s Choice Award Sponsorship

Celebrating the Connecticut health IT program team

While the troubled debut of HealthCare.gov got most of the attention in 2013, many state-level health insurance exchanges got off to a rocky start as well. Access Health CT, however, was an exception. Enrollments went smoothly, and Connecticut residents signed by the tens of thousands — ultimately reducing the state's uninsured rate by 50 percent.Read more.



Rising Stars

Akosua Ali

Department of Homeland Security


Michael H. Brody

Department of Homeland Security


Lindsay Burack

Sapient Government Services


Evan Chan

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA


Regina Kassar

Red Team Consulting


Nicholas Keshavarz-Nia



Alexander Lin



Erica McCann

Information Technology Alliance for the Public Sector


Katherine Mullins

Department of Homeland Security


Mark Naggar

Department of Health and Human Services


Christina Prat

Customs and Border Protection


Teresa Rodriguez

U.S. Forest Service


Michael Wheeless

Oceus Networks


Andrew Yuen

Environmental Protection Agency


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