Tag Archives: 2019 Wash100

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Awards Distinguished Public Service Medal to John Culberson

John Culberson, former U.S. representative from Texas, received the Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA Administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Jim Bridenstine, during the 70th International Astronautical Conference, NASA announced on Friday.

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ECS Awarded $45M Contract to Lead IT Modernization Efforts for US Mint; Wash100 Award Winner George Wilson Quoted

The U.S. Mint’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Technology Directorate (ITD) has awarded ECS a $45 million task order to lead IT modernization efforts, ECS announced on Thursday.  

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Michael Kratsios: ‘Quantum Supremacy’ a Product of US Innovation Ecosystem

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday on Fortune that Google’s announcement that it proved the theory of “quantum supremacy” using its quantum computer Sycamore demonstrates the efforts of the U.S. innovation ecosystem, which is driven by cooperation between the federal government, private sector and academia.

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Perspecta’s Hacker Team Wins First Place at at DreamPort’s RPE; Wash100 Award Winner Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta announced on Tuesday that the company’s hackathon competition team, Opt1x, won first place at DreamPort's rapid prototyping event (RPE). In addition, the team also placed 36th out of 229 teams during OpenCTF, a competition during the 2019 DEF CON 27.

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Emily Murphy Offers Updates on GSA’s NewPay HR Project, Plans for Contract Writing System

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration and a 2019 Wash100 winner, provided updates on several GSA projects at the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council Imagine Nation conference in Philadelphia and one of the projects she mentioned is the implementation of a new contract writing system, Federal Times reported Monday.

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Federal CIO Suzette Kent, Rep. Will Hurd on AI, STEM Education

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, said she believes artificial intelligence could result in the creation of jobs amid concerns regarding its potential impact on the workforce, FCW reported Thursday. "We know for a fact that we are creating more jobs in the data space, in the computational sciences spaces, and the design spaces," she said Wednesday at a Bipartisan Policy Council-hosted panel discussion.

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