Twenty-five individuals working inside federal agencies, or for organizations supporting agencies, have been named as this year’s Rising Stars for making a substantive mark in the government IT community.

The awards for up-and-coming employees to watch in the public and private sector were announced by the editors at Federal Computer Week, and its affiliates, Government Computer News (GCN) and Washington Technology.

This years winners included 18 people from government, six from industry and one from academia, according to FCW’s editor, John Monroe.

Breaking Gov congratulations all of these winners, including Breaking Gov contributor, Tom Suder. (Individuals with public LinkedIn profiles are highlighted. )

The 2011 Rising Stars include:

Zachary Baldwin
General Services Administration

Cate Berard
Environmental Protection Agency

Leonard D’Avolio
Department of Veterans Affairs

Jamie Findlater
Department of State

John Mark Hall
Department of Navy

Zacharie T. Hall
Department of Army

Jessica Hernandez
Food and Drug Administration

William Jay Huie
eGlobalTech

Brian Ibbison
TCG

Jim Lanoue
Department of Homeland Security

Zachary Lindsay
Department of Army

Gaurav Mathur
Creative Computing Solutions Inc.

Jessica Milcetich
General Services Administration

Maj. Nicholas R. Miller
U.S. Army

Robert S. Niewood
General Services Administration

Mari Oh
Blackstone Technology Group

Gaurav “GP” Pal
Smartronix

Matt Reiss
Department of Agriculture

Bridget Roddy
Department of State

Junaid Shah
General Services Administration

Veda Sims
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

Tom Suder
University of Central Florida

Paul Swider
Department of State

Jeremy Thomas
Idaho National Laboratory
Department of Energy

Nicole Willis
Department of Homeland Security


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