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Government Officials Continue Gains in Wash100 Popular Vote Rankings as Industry Holds Top Spot

This year’s Wash100 Award popular vote contest is the most competitive yet and that’s just a fact — Executive Mosaic is receiving more votes than ever in the contest’s history. The friendly but high-stakes race is held amongst the winners of the award, which is given to the highest achievers in government contracting; those who are making the biggest impact on the sector currently and who are most likely to continue to make waves in the year ahead.

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Since January, our loyal audience of GovCon enthusiasts has been casting votes for their most beloved recipients of this year’s award (browse the full list here). Each week on Friday here at GovCon Wire, we review the changes over the course of the week in the vote standings, assess who’s making good progress, who might be new to the top 30 and who you should keep your eye on.

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The top three remain the same this week: Susan Wedge of IBM is the person to beat in the first month so far, with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Charles Brown Jr. at number two and Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks at number three. Awardees will have to rally their fan bases to unseat these juggernauts!

Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, director of the Defense Health Agency, is coming close. She rose from number five to number four in the last week. Check back next week to see if she’s broken through the top three stronghold of Wedge, Brown and Hicks.

Elsewhere, making the biggest gains of the week was Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh of the National Security Agency, who vaulted from number 21 into the top 20, landing at number 18. Making impressive strides was Maria Demaree of Lockheed Martin Space, who also ascended three spots, from number 29 last week to number 26.

U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman eased his way up from number 17 to 16 in a week’s time, inching his way toward the top 10. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse was the week’s only new addition, arriving at number 29. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, after moving down and off the top 30 last week, reenters the race at number 30.

Clearly, despite holding the number one spot, the private sector side of the winners list has some catching up to do with the public sector leaders, who have dominated the list in the last couple of weeks. Tune in next week to see if they’ve stepped up to the plate, follow along at Wash100.com for daily ranking changes and don’t forget to vote!

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