Rising Stars shine brightest on the toughest problems

Rising Stars program recognizes people early in their careers who are having a positive impact on the government.

Whether it is health care, Web 2.0 or supercomputing, this year’s crop of Rising Stars covers the range of services the government needs to operate.

Washington Technology’s slice of the awards focuses on early career contractor employees who are making a difference for their companies and their customers. They are tackling some of the thorniest problems in government.

We’ve picked three to highlight, but they are no more important than the others on the list. Instead, they represent the kinds of important work being done by all of the Rising Stars winners.

Now in its fourth year, the awards program honors up-and-coming employees in government and working for government contractors. Though still relatively early in their careers, they are having an early and substantive impact.

After gathering nominations, a panel of judges — senior industry and government folks — evaluated them and picked a group of 28 who deserved recognition.

2009 Rising Star award winners

Maj. Samuel Abbott-McCune
U.S. Military Academy

John Araujo
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Christina Bapst
Homeland Security Department

Kristine Beck
Vangent

Maj. Heather W. Blackwell
Air Force

Louis Carrion
General Dynamics

Alma Cole
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

John Collier
Ball Aerospace and Technologies

Don Gunnell

Navy Department

Jeremy Ryan Hiers
Army Department

Anthony Hoang
Homeland Security Department

Marwan M. Jamal
National Defense University

Goldy Kamali
FedScoop

Lt. Joseph John Kattar
Air Force

Jason Khan
Touchstone Consulting Group

Zhenia Klevitsky
SE Solutions

Robert Lech
Citizant

Ephraim S. Lo
Serco

Elizabeth Sherry Maloney
Palladian Partners

Vanessa Leigh Manchester
Iris Partners

Ryan McCullough
Govplace

Mary Beth Murphy
Internal Revenue Service

Steven Posnack
Health and Human Services Department

Richard J. Renomeron
Turner Consulting Group

Joseph Arthur Rhodes
Army Department

Harold R. Schliesske
Army Department

Emily Scott
IBM

Genen Soo-Hoo
New York Police Department

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