TechAmerica Foundation Celebrates Leaders in Technology & Government
Rep. McCaul, U.S. CIO VanRoekel, CACI's Dr. Jack London Honored Among Tech
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The TechAmerica
Foundation celebrated leaders in technology and government last night at a
dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building that included Congressman Michael McCaul
(R-TX), U.S. CIO Steve VanRoekel and CACI Executive Chairman Dr. J.P. (Jack)
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Rep. McCaul, receiving the House Legislator of the Year Award from the
TechAmerica Foundation, told dinner attendees, "The cybersecurity threat is
real and Congress needs to act." That's one reason why he founded the
Cybersecurity Caucus to educate fellow legislators.
"We're great at offensive cyber technology, but where we're weak is defensive
cyber protection," added Rep. McCaul. "Technology is the solution to all our
U.S. CIO Steve VanRoekel, named the Government Technology Executive of the
Year, thanked the attendees and the partnership between government and
industry. He is working to "give those people around us (the government's IT
staff) the permission to go do amazing things."
Receiving the Corporate Leadership Award, Dr. London discussed how "good
character is the single most important ingredient for personal and business
Praising America, Dr. London said, "The combination of the American dream and
the opportunities here are hard to beat. Technology, opportunity and
innovation – their combination defines a nation's competitiveness. That's
what makes America the one to beat."
The dinner also feted the Olympus Corporation'sENDOEYE FLEX 3D videoscope, a
laparoscopic device that allows medical professionals to view and analyze
anatomy more precisely through the use of 3D technology. The TechAmerica
Foundation named the videoscope as the Breakthrough Technology of the Year at
last month'sAmerican Technology Awards (ATAs) Showcase, recognizing
outstanding achievement in technology.
Earlier in the day, the TechAmerica Foundation presented a joint Senate
Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) at the TechAmerica
board meeting and will present it to Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) next week.
TechAmerica also praised the 25 recipients of its TechAmerica Congressional
Tech Leader Awards, who were presented their awards in a ceremony at the
Rayburn House Office Building earlier in the week. The list of those honorees
is posted at:
The TechAmerica Foundation's Technology & Government Dinner annually brings
together industry, Congressional and government leaders to celebrate the
partnership between the tech sector and government. Photos from the event
are posted online at https://www.facebook.com/TechAmerica.org.
About TechAmerica Foundation
Launched in 1981, the TechAmerica Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
non-partisan affiliate ofTechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy
department 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 www.techamericafoundation.org.
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