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Our Rising Star: Recognizing Young Talent in the Workplace

By John B. Wood •  November 16, 2018

I’m fortunate to be surrounded by a lot of talent and expertise in my role here at Telos, both within our organization and with the various companies, agencies and institutions we serve.

Telos employees attended the Government Innovation Awards dinner on November 8th where Rising Stars were honored. Pictured from left to right: Lyndsey Hoffmann, Danielle Lauhoff, and Shayne DiMarino.

True cyber expertise is cultivated through many years of hands-on experience, and is invaluable to any organization.  Equally valuable are the many young, enthusiastic and innovative cyber professionals in our industry who bring energy and fresh thinking to the workplace.  An organization needs perspectives from both ends of the career spectrum to successfully address the challenges that arise, specifically in cybersecurity and IT.

Often we recognize personnel for mid- to late-career achievements – as well we should.  But I was happy to see that the FCW Rising Star Awards program recognizes individuals early in their careers who are already making a huge impact in their organizations, and on federal IT.

We are thrilled that one of our own, Danielle Lauhoff, was recognized in the 2018 class of Rising Stars. As a project manager, Danielle serves as the technical and programmatic liaison for the Telos team with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS relies on Danielle and her team to enforce cybersecurity policies, track the effectiveness of its cybersecurity programs, and monitor compliance.

Telos has many young employees doing excellent work for our customers, and this Rising Star award recognizes a great example.  Congrats to Danielle and to all of the Rising Stars!

John B. Wood

John B. Wood

John B. Wood is the chairman and CEO of Telos Corporation. Follow him on Twitter: @john_b_wood See full bio...

Telos CEO John Wood blogs about business, education, and the values that guide us.

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