The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Donna Dodson has received the 2011 Federal 100 Award. Presented by Federal Computer Week, the award honors the top professionals in the federal information technology community.
A select panel of government and industry leaders chooses the Federal 100 winners from nominations submitted by the public and private sectors.
Dodson was named for her contributions to advancements in cybersecurity, in particular for her outstanding contributions to numerous interagency initiatives. In addition to leading the NIST Computer Security Division, Dodson is also the Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor at NIST. In this position, she coordinates closely with federal agencies, industry, academia and other stakeholders to help set NIST priorities in computer security research.