DISA wins 4 FedScoop 50 awards
by Renee Hatcher
Office of Strategic Communication and Public Affairs
DISA won in four categories of the 2021 FedScoop 50 awards for work using technology to transform the government.
“I’m honored and humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as these innovative thought leaders who are driving bold changes throughout the government,” said DISA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, who was selected as an Executive of the Year in the Golden Gov category.
FedScoop is a tech media outlet that brings together leaders from the White House, federal agencies, academia, and industry to discuss ways technology can improve the government. The group uses its website, newsletter and events to provide news, education and collaboration.
“These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of our peers and acknowledge their tireless efforts to make a positive impact in the government community and in public service,” read the Scoop News Group’s Oct. 5 press release announcing the award winners.
Army Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, assistant to the DISA director, was named a winner in the Federal Leadership category.
“To have my name mentioned alongside names of people I know and respect throughout the federal government and industry is truly humbling,” Yee said.
Caroline Bean, who currently serves as the acting director of DISA’s new Joint Enterprise Services Directorate, was honored as the Disruptor of the Year.
DISA’s Defense Enterprise Office Solution Program Management Office earned the Innovation of the Year award.
“The DEOS PMO is extremely honored to receive this recognition,” said Carissa Landymore, acting DEOS program director.
“It wouldn’t have been possible without the partnership and support from teammates across the agency and federal government. It was their dedication to the department and their focus on the mission that led to the successful award of the DEOS blanket purchase agreement, and deployment of the DoD365-J tenant that now supports more than 268,000 users.”
2021 marks the 10th year for the FedScoop 50 awards. The Scoop News Group received more than 700,000 votes across the eight award categories this year.
“The past year saw a whirlwind of transformation across the government and countless examples of how technology is vital to the many missions of federal agencies,” according to the press release. “Not only was there an administration change that brought with it new policy and new faces, as well as some familiar ones, into government, but there was also a continued emphasis on agencies using modern, digital technologies to better serve the American people in times of need.”
Published October 18, 2021