February 24, 2011
It has happened again! For the third consecutive year (and a total of five times) the National Defense University’s (NDU) iCollege Chancellor, Dr. Robert D. Childs, has been recognized with the prestigious Fed 100 Award! Dr. Childs was notified by Anne A. Armstrong, President of 1105 Government Information Group, and John Stein Monroe, Editor of Federal Computer Week.
The “Fed 100” recognizes the top executives from government, industry, and academia who had the greatest impact on the government information systems community. Each year, 1105 Government Information Group and Federal Computer Week magazine assemble an independent panel of judges to choose the winners. Dr. Childs was informed that he was selected “because of the difference he made in the way agencies, companies and government officials develop, acquire, manage and use information technology.”
Dr. Childs was a Fed 100 winner in 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, and now 2011. What makes this achievement even more dramatic is the realization that only two individuals have been awarded Fed 100 status for the last three consecutive years; Mr Vivek Kundra, the U.S. Government’s Chief Information Officer, and Chancellor Childs.
Dr. Childs will be recognized in the March 28 issue of Federal Computer Week magazine and at a black-tie gala held Monday, March 28 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
Federal Computer Week started what is now the signature awards program in the government information technology community 23 years ago. The Fed 100 is an elite community of government professionals, industry executives, and academic scholars recognized for their sense of duty, commitment to excellence, and devotion to public service.
Asked about this achievement, Childs responded that he was “extremely fortunate to have an incredible staff and faculty of experts who are very knowledgeable and willing to do whatever it takes to be a world-class institution.” He credited VADM Ann E. Rondeau, US Navy, NDU President, with providing him the top-level support needed to interact globally. Childs further stated that “being based at NDU, with its vast array of colleges, educational centers, incredible course offerings, and subject matter experts offers a wonderful crossroads to continuously engage leaders from government, private sector, and international communities.”
global conferences and capacity-building engagements, collaborating with key academic and private sector organizations, and motivating and driving the college’s workforce of 85 esteemed faculty and staff. Child’s leadership in advancing the college’s vision to become the “Global Hub for Educating, Informing, and Connecting Information Age Leaders” is well on its way to being fully realized.
What does it take to win the coveted Federal 100 Award? In 2010, Chancellor Childs sponsored an inter-agency Cybersecurity Challenge, organized NDU’s first Cybersecurity conference in Singapore (attracting 250 leaders from 11 countries), worked in partnership with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) to host a “Cloud Computing” event in London, and gathered federal and private-sector leaders to develop two new educational certificate programs (Cyber and Chief Technology Officer). He directed expansion of the NDU iCollege’s Cyber and Innovation Laboratories, managed information leadership education to COCOMs, worked with defense ministries across the globe, and attracted top Information Age leaders from industry and government to speak and participate at events hosted by the college. Dr. Childs has become known as a “Cyber Visionary” and has helped to put NDU and the NDU iCollege on the global map.
About the College - The NDU iCollege, a U.S. Department of Defense educational institution, prepares leaders to direct the information component of national power by leveraging information and information technology for strategic advantage. Although most students come from DoD (military and civilians), the school also accepts federal agency, private sector, and international students into its graduate programs. Education is focused around CIO, CFO, Information Assurance/Cyber, Enterprise Architecture, IT Project Management, and other information leadership competencies. The NDU iCollege is also currently working with the U.S. Department of Education to obtain approval for its new Government Information Leader Master of Science Degree. Courses are completed on campus and/or online. For more information about the NDU iCollege’s programs, please contact: Jolly Sienda at firstname.lastname@example.org ; or for general information about the college, visit www.ndu.edu/icollege.
The National Defense University is the nation’s premier center for joint professional military education. The university is an accredited graduate-level institution that provides an educational and research environment to prepare future leaders of the armed forces and other civilian agencies for high-level policy, command, and staff responsibilities. For more information about the National Defense University, please contact: Dave Thomas, Public Affairs Officer, at 202-685-3140 or ThomasD2@ndu.edu; or visit www.ndu.edu.
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