The who's who of federal acquisition

Wednesday - 6/13/2012, 10:57am EDT

By Julia Ziegler
Federal News Radio

Federal News Radio wanted to know, who are the people in government making a real difference when it comes to acquisition? Who are the rock stars that may or may not be getting the credit they deserve for the extraordinary work they do on a daily basis?

So, we asked the experts — our readers and listeners — to nominate those people you thought deserved the most credit.

Below are two lists compiled based on your nominations and edited by Federal News Radio, as part of the special series Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

The first — acquisition professionals you may already know due to their high-level positions or length of service in government.

The second — the federal employees who may fly under the radar a bit more, but still deserve recognition for the exceptional work they do.

The quotes defining each finalist come from those who nominated them.

QUICK LINKS:

Inside the World's Biggest Buyer (Main Page)

Part 1: Agency Acquisition

Part 2: Acquisition Workforce

Part 3: Acquisition Oversight

Part 4: Suspension and Debarment

Industry Perspective