Inaugural CTO Innovator Award nominees announced

Winners in three categories to be feted at annual NVTC gala

The nominees for the first NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards were announced today.

The awards, jointly sponsored by the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Washington Technology magazine, recognize chief technology officers within the region’s government contracting community for their critical contributions to achieving results for their customers and their leadership within their own companies for the past year.

Small company nominees:

  • Magued Barsoum, Fortress Technologies.
  • Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG.
  • Steve Daly, Accelera Solutions.
  • Rodrigo Fontecilla, Ph.D., Sevatec Inc.
  • Bryan Harris, Vision Systems and Technology Inc.
  • Tim Hoechst, Agilex Technologies.
  • Malcolm Hyson, Discover Technologies.
  • George Kamis, Trusted Computer Solutions.
  • Todd Parnell, 5AM Solutions.
  • Stuart Rich, PenBay Solutions.
  • Gideon Romm, Symbio Technologies.
  • Daniel Saaty, Decision Lens.
  • Khurram Shah, ICS-Nett Inc.
  • Visagar Shyamsundar, AMCAD.
  • Gary Swatton, Absolute Identification Inc.

Midsize company nominees:

  • Robert Groat, Smartronix.
  • Mark Haynie, Micro Focus.
  • Phil Horvitz, Apptis, Inc.
  • Dr. Stephen Huffman, The Mitre Corp.
  • Dr. H. Gilbert Miller, Noblis.
  • Laef Olson, RightNow.
  • Brian O'Toole, GeoEye.

Large company nominees

  • Jeff Bergeron, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector.
  • R. Kent Buchanan, Harris Corp.
  • Deborah Dunie, CACI International Inc.
  • John Glowacki, CSC.
  • Mark Ives, Alion Science and Technology.
  • Richard Johnson, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions David McQueeney, IBM Federal.
  • Venkatapathi Puvvada, Unisys.
  • Van Ristau, DLT Solutions.
  • Richard Rosenthal, TASC.
  • Rick White, Wyle Information Systems.

NVTC will recognize the nominees and announce the finalists and winners during the Annual TechCelebration Banquet on Oct. 19 at The Ritz-CarltonMcLean, Va.

John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco, will be the keynote speaker.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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