Each year, the readers of Federal Computer Week nominate people to win this prestigious award.
According to FCW, “The Federal 100 award recognizes individuals in government and industry who made significant contributions to the federal information technology community in 2008.”
I’m delighted to say I know many of the winners, and I couldn’t be prouder of all of them. But more relevant to this post, they’re all helping government learn about and use social media.
First, let’s mention Steve Ressler, who founded GovLoop. Way to go, Steve!
And here are the other folks whose social media excellence I’ve had the extreme pleasure of witnessing personally:
Bev Godwin, head of usa.gov (now on detail to the White House’s Office of New Media) and longtime advocate of innovative Web projects
Eric Hackathorn, Second Life advocate at NOAA and tireless government social media leader
Mary McCaffery, a senior policy advisor at EPA, who got us into the Collaboration Project with NAPA, helped lead our Puget Sound challenge, and continues to explore new social media boundaries
Molly O’Neil, EPA’s former CIO. Simply put, social media wouldn’t exist at EPA without Molly’s firm, steady support.
Janice Nall, brilliant Web manager at CDC who’s been using social media for years to engage the public on health issues (ask her about the WhyFlu)
Scott Burns, CEO of GovDelivery, who’s focused solely on one thing: helping government agencies communicate with the public
Frank DiGiamarino, vice president of strategic initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration, and a major reason the Collaboration Project exists.
Huge congrats to all, and here’s to your continued success!