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.
- By Nick Wakeman
- Aug 06, 2009
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. Heather W. Blackwell
Maj. Samuel Abbott-McCune
U.S. Military Academy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Homeland Security Department
Air ForceLouis Carrion
General DynamicsAlma Cole
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionJohn Collier
Ball Aerospace and Technologies
Navy DepartmentJeremy Ryan Hiers
Army DepartmentAnthony Hoang
Homeland Security DepartmentMarwan M. Jamal
National Defense University
Lt. Joseph John Kattar
Touchstone Consulting Group
Ephraim S. Lo
Elizabeth Sherry Maloney
Vanessa Leigh Manchester
Mary Beth Murphy
Internal Revenue Service
Health and Human Services Department
Richard J. Renomeron
Turner Consulting Group
Joseph Arthur Rhodes
Harold R. Schliesske
New York Police Department