Best Bosses in Federal IT 2020

At the helm of the most successful IT organizations across government are leaders who demonstrate vision and inspiration, rallying their teams to deliver innovative technology solutions to serve American citizens.

FedScoop’s Best Bosses in Federal IT awards list was created to celebrate these champions of federal technology.

The list of winners comprises CIOs, CISOs and other tireless federal IT decision-makers striving to deliver on their agency’s mission and serve the American public through technology. The list also includes leaders from industry who play an instrumental role in working with federal agencies to provide the mission-critical commercial technologies they use.

Nominees were sourced from community nominations and the winners chosen through open voting over the last several months.

FedScoop interviewed the winners about the importance of federal IT leadership, the advice they have for the next generation of leaders and some of the best lessons they’ve learned to get to this point in their careers.

Please join us in congratulating the winners and see their thoughts on federal IT leadership in profiles below.


Dorothy Aronson

CIO, National Science Foundation

Gundeep Ahluwalia

CIO, Department of Labor

Jay Bellissimo

General Manager, U.S. Public Sector, IBM

Bo Berlas

CISO, General Services Administration

Shaun Bierweiler

President, Cloudera

Michael Brown

Director, Defense Innovation Unit

Rocky Campione

CIO, Department of Energy

Anil Cheriyan

Director, Technology Transformation Services, General Services Administration

Andrew Churchill

Vice President, Federal, Qlik

Ryan Cote

CIO, Department of Transportation

Maj. Gen. Dennis Crall

Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford

CIO/G-6, U.S. Army

Mike Daniels

Vice President, Global Public Sector, Google Cloud

Dana Deasy

CIO, Department of Defense

Bob DeLuca

Executive Director, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence, General Services Administration

James Gfrerer

CIO, Department of Veterans Affairs

Deborah Golden

Principal & U.S. Cyber Risk Services Leader, Deloitte

Brett Goldstein

Director, Defense Digital Service

Jason Gray

CIO, Department of Education

Steve Harris

Senior Vice President & General Manager Public Sector, Dell Technologies

Ralph Havens

President, Infoblox Federal

John Hunt

Partner Advanced Solutions Leader, Guidehouse

Suzette Kent

Federal CIO, Executive Office of the President

Chris Krebs

Director, CISA, Department of Homeland Security

Dave Levy

Vice President, U.S. Government, Amazon Web Services

Ashley Mahan

Director, FedRAMP and Secure Cloud Portfolio, General Services Administration

Clare Martorana

CIO, Office of Personnel Management

Jay Mahanand


Brian Marvin

Vice President, Federal, ServiceNow

Rajive Mathur

CIO, Social Security Administration

Stuart McGuigan

CIO, Department of State

Andre Mendes

CIO, Department of Commerce

Gen. Paul Nakasone

Director, NSA & Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Department of Defense

David Nelson

CIO, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Anne Neuberger

Director, Cybersecurity, NSA