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Woman Tech Leaders Receive Flywheel Awards from GovCIO Media & Research

Six federal technology leaders were presented with Flywheel Awards in recognition for their impact on federal technology including the Woman Tech Leader of the Year.

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Washington, D.C.

GovCIO Media & Research, a leading federal technology multimedia company, hosted their third annual Women Tech Leaders Summit in April at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Six federal technology leaders were presented with Flywheel Awards in recognition for their impact on federal technology including the Woman Tech Leader of the Year.

“These awards embody what it means to be a transformer in government technology, and it is our goal to continuously recognize these transformers,” says Editor-in-Chief Amy Kluber. “The Women Tech Leaders’ Summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from leaders who are at the forefront of tackling some of today’s critical technological challenges, and we are so thrilled to have been able to recognize some of them.”

The awards presentation featured five categories: Woman Tech Leader of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Rising Star, Workforce Champion and Digital Transformer. Among those recognized were leaders from the U.S. Digital Service, National Science Foundation and Departments of Labor, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and Defense.

“I take it seriously to be the first woman to serve in this job,” says Lauren Knausenberger, CIO, Air Force. “We have to bring everyone to the table.”

Woman Tech Leader of the Year 

For serving as a pioneer in user experience and fast tracking the implementation of zero trust, DevSecOps and data management in the military.

  • Lauren Knausenberger, CIO, Air Force

Lifetime Achievement Award 

For her illustrious career propelling modernization throughout NSF and providing new opportunities with programs like the Career Compass Challenge.

  • Dorothy Aronson, CIO, NSF

Rising Start Award

For leadership in federal technology and innovative work in data science.

  • Krista Kinnard, Director of Innovation and Engineering, Labor
  • Christan Govich, Deputy Executive Director, VA

Workforce Champion Award

For her extensive work in cybersecurity and co-founding the online social media movement #ShareTheMicinCyber.

  • Lauren Zabierek, Senior Policy Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Digital Transformer Award

For applying innovative approaches to procurement and humanizing the acquisition process.

  • Florence Kasule, Director of Procurement at the U.S. Digital Service

Visit the GovCIO Media & Research Women Tech Leaders Summit page to view a recap of the entire event and session recordings.

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