The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC was abuzz last night as 100 of the most influential IT leaders gathered with their family and friends to celebrate the 24th Annual Federal 100 Awards. Federal Computer Week’s Fed100 recognizes unsung heroes from industry, government, and academia who have greatly impacted the government information systems community. With 6,700 plus tech companies that employ over 144,000 people in Fairfax County alone, it’s clear that making the Fed100 list is kind of a big deal here in the Greater Washington area.
Among the winners recognized was MicroTech President & CEO, Tony Jimenez. This is his third appearance on the prestigious list. “It is an honor and a privilege to once again be named as one of the coveted Federal 100 executives that are increasing government IT efficiency. I am devoted to staying relevant in the Federal IT community by having MicroTech consistently develop new products and solutions to fulfill the government’s IT needs,” Jimenez said.
FCW also awarded two additional awards last night, the Eagle Awards, to one person from government and one from industry for their outstanding impact on Federal IT. This year’s Eagle Award recipients were Teresa Carlson, VP of the Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services, and Richard Spires, CIO of Department of Homeland Security.
Along with Jimenez, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was awarded as well with three of their IT leaders being recognized: Jon Boyens, Jeremy Grant, and Adam Sedgewick. Gerald E. Connolly, U.S. House of Representatives, was also recognized.