The Rising Star Awards program recognizes young people in the government information technology community -- government or industry -- who have made a difference in their agencies or the community in the past 12 to 18 months.
There is no age limit. However, the program is aimed at individuals who are in the first third of their careers.
The award recognizes specific accomplishments, but the goal is to highlight people who have the potential to contribute to the government IT community in years to come -- true rising stars.
Rising Star Award winners will be honored at a lunch this summer. They also will be featured in one of three 1105 Government Information Group publications, depending on their field of expertise: FCW for policy/management; GCN for technology; and Washington Technology for industry.
Advice to contractors: nominate your customer.
Advice to trade associations: nominate someone who works well with your industry.
Advice to managers: nominate your staff.
Advice to politicians: nominate someone on your staff or someone in the civil service who made you look good.