Award to Be Presented at June 12 Technology & Government Dinner
Washington, D.C., May 22, 2014 – TechAmerica Foundation announced that Steven VanRoekel, U.S. chief information officer, will receive the association’s award for Government Technology Executive of the Year. The award will be presented at TechAmerica Foundation’s Technology & Government Dinner on June 12.
Since being appointed by President Obama in 2011, VanRoekel has spearheaded a transformation in the federal government’s use of technology. The policies advanced by VanRoekel have driven savings and promoted innovation across the federal IT portfolio, while upgrading our nation’s cyber security capabilities, creating new open data policies, fostering delivery of mobile services to citizens, consolidating data centers, and promoting the government’s transition to cloud computing.
Prior to his position in the White House, VanRoekel served as the executive director of Citizen and Organizational Engagement at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the FCC, VanRoekel oversaw all operational, technical, financial and human resource aspects of the agency. He also led the FCC's efforts to introduce new technology and social media into the agency. Before joining government in 2009, VanRoekel spent his entire private-sector career at Microsoft Corporation.
Held in the Ronald Reagan Building, the Technology & Government Dinner brings together industry, Congressional and government leaders to celebrate the partnership between the tech sector and government. The dinner also will honor Dr. J.P. London, CACI executive chairman and chairman of the board, with the Corporate Leadership Award. Honorees for the Congressional Leadership Award will be announced soon.
Launched in 1981, the TechAmerica Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy division of CompTIA. The foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, defense and federal IT forecasts, and technology employment and international trade indicators. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the foundation’s findings with the public. Learn more about the foundation at