FierceGovernment's Fierce 15

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By Layla Jones, David Perera, Molly Bernhart Walker and Geoff Whiting

FierceGovernment is proud to announce our first annual Fierce 15--a recognition of 15 federal employees and teams who have done particularly innovative things.

Over the course of 4 months FierceGovernment conducted interviews with government officials and industry to identify some of the most innovative projects and forward-thinking people working in government. From that pool the editorial staff collaboratively selected this year's Fierce 15.

Most of the civil servants recognized in FierceGovernment's Fierce 15 won't be found keynoting event after event across Washington. Instead, they handle behind-the-scenes orchestration of some of the most progressive projects underway in government and work tirelessly to make government more efficient, service- and mission-oriented, and accountable.