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2022 AFFIRM Leadership Awards

The AFFIRM Leadership Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by an individual or team in providing firm direction, inspired vision and outstanding contributions within or beyond an agency or organization. The honorees' high impact achievements help the government deliver its mission more effectively and efficiently. The honorees listed below have been awarded for their leadership accomplishments and contributions in the calendar year 2021.

The Leadership Awards Celebration to recognize the honorees will be held September 21, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC.

Award for Transformational Technology
Matthew Ladd, Deputy Associate CIO, U.S. General Services Administration

Congressional Leadership Award
Representative Jim Langevin

Executive Leadership Award for Industry - Large Business
Tamara Greenspan, Group Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Federal and Canadian Public Sector Applications

Executive Leadership Award for Industry – Small Business
Bill Rucker, President, Trustwave Government Solutions

Executive Leadership in Information Technology (Civilian)
Sheena Burrell, Deputy Chief Information Officer, National Archives and Records Administration

Executive Leadership in Information Technology (DOD and Intelligence)
Michael Torres, Chief, Digital Infrastructure, U.S. Space Force/CTIO

Leadership Award for Service to the Citizen and the Country
Jennifer Ford, Director of Optimizing Health Care Value Program, Veterans Health Administration

Leadership Award in Acquisition and Procurement
Mark C. Probus, National Director, Medical Supply Program, Veterans Health Administration

Leadership in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
Ian Moore, Director of Federal Sales, H2O.ai

Leadership in Cloud Computing

Customs and Border Protection CIO Cloud and Innovation Team

· Dr. Edward Mays, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Infrastructure and Support Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

· Sunil Madhugiri, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

· Scott Davis, Executive Director Cybersecurity Operations and Policy, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

· Mark James, Deputy Director, Enterprise Cloud Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

· Kyle Barnett, Chief Cloud Architect, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

· Mustafa Nuridin, Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

· Christopher Wurst, Executive Director, Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Leadership in Crisis Award
Carole House, Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation, National Security Council

Leadership in Cyber Innovation
Bo Berlas, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. General Services Administration

Leadership in Health Information Technology
Sarah Moffat, Director of Communication and Digital Experience, National Institutes of Health, Center for Information Technology

Leadership in Workforce Development
Steven R. Brand, Director of Procurement Policy, Internal Revenue Service

Rockstar Rookie
Laura Cooper, Program Manager, Enterprise Information, OUSD(A&S)/OASD(A)/Acquisition Enablers/Acquisition Data and Analytics, U.S. Department of Defense