Three chief technology officers from the government contracting community were singled out for their innovation at the 20th annual TechCelebration event sponsored by a leading trade association, the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

The CTO awards, presented jointly by NVTC and Washington Technology magazine last night, recognize chief technology officers for their critical contributions to achieving results for their government customers and their leadership within their own companies.

Tim Hoechst of Agilex Technologies (pictured above, center) was recognized as the small company winner for his technical leadership, having developed many of the delivery processes responsible for Agliex’ 100 percent renewal rates and significant organic expansion.

Midsize company winner Dr. H. Gilbert Miller of Noblis (pictured above, left) was awarded for his instrumental role in creating a public-private partnership to establish the Center for Applied High Performance Computing in Danville, Va.

Neil Siegel of Northrop Grumman Information Systems took the large company award for positioning Northrop Grumman as a leading provider of technical innovation to the Department of Defense, as well as for the creation of the Blue-Force Tracker.

The 2011 finalists were:

Small Company:
Tim Hoechst, Agilex Technologies (winner)
Geoff Howard, Evolvent Technologies Inc.
Jay Kalath, ARRAY Information Technology
Dov Levy, Dovèl Technologies
Greg Parchment, Buchanan & Edwards

Midsize Company:
David Bettinger, iDirect
Chris Chroniger, Acentia
Gary Davis, National Government Services
Dr. H. Gilbert Miller, Noblis (winner)

Large Company:
Jeff Bergeron, Hewlett-Packard
Deborah Dunie, CACI
Neil Siegel, Northrop Grumman Information Systems (winner)
Mark White, Deloitte Consulting LLP