for Substantial Contribution to Federal Government IT
July 6, 2010: Nina Preuss, a
project manager with TCG, has been selected by Federal Computer Week as a 2010 Rising Star. The program recognizes
top public and private sector employees who have made an early—and
substantive—mark in the government information technology community. This is
the second year in a row that a TCG employee has been honored as a Rising Star.
Last year, Rich Renomeron, a senior engineer, was an awardee. This year, Ms.
Preuss was one of 24 individuals from over 100 nominees selected for this
prestigious honor. The award
announcement is posted on the Federal
Computer Week website.
Preuss manages two projects at the NIH. For the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools
and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC), winner of the 2009 Excellence.Gov Award, she pioneered creating a collaborative
scientific community. The system—www.nitrc.org—supports
neuroimaging researchers by identifying software, data sets, and other
resources that were developed under NIH grants, and encourages their developers
and owners to share them on the NITRC Web site. Ms. Preuss’s outreach efforts
have brought not just tools and other resources, but also shared knowledge in
support of neuroimaging research. She coordinates efforts of the TCG team, the
NIH stakeholders and the scientific experts in order to deliver a quality
product to the neuroimaging community on time and on budget. In addition, Ms.
Preuss manages a team of subcontractors providing a range of services for the
highly‐secure Integrated Research Facility (IRF), NIH’s bio‐safety level 4
research laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
traverses the scientific research and government IT worlds to make each richer
and more capable,” said TCG President Dan Turner. “Her unique blend of
technical, scientific, and marketing capabilities underpins the success of
NITRC and IRF, and the awards they have received are a testament to her excellence.
Her commitment, skills, and achievements demonstrate that Nina is indeed a
rising star in our community.”
TCG is an award‐winning small business that
specializes in tailored information technology solutions and advisory services
services with a particular focus on grants management, collaboration platforms,
and budget formulation and execution.
TCG transforms information technology infrastructures and inconsistent
processes to integrated environments built on reusable functionality,
consistent business processes, and interoperable infrastructures. The multiple
awards that TCG and its clients have received demonstrate the benefits of using
best practices such as CMMI, ITIL, and PMBOK to meet complex technology and
TCG’s company goal is to save the US taxpayer $1
billion by 2016. So far the company has saved the government in excess of $265
million by automating once‐costly processes, using time‐saving and money‐saving
processes in developing code, helping the government restructure its business
processes, and paying careful attention to the company’s own expenses on
the Rising Star Awards and the 1105 Government Information Group
Rising Star awards are sponsored by the 1105 Government Information Group—the
publisher of Federal Computer Week,
Government Computer News, Washington Technology, and Defense Systems. Now in its
fifth year, the awards program honors up‐and‐coming employees in the public and
private sectors who have made an early—and substantive—mark in the government
information technology community.
Supervisors or co‐workers nominate individuals for the awards, and a
distinguished panel of judges chooses the winners.
David G. Cassidy