May 15, 2019, RESTON, Va. – Sam Stollar, Octo Consulting Group’s Vice President, Intelligence and Air Force programs has been named as a Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 recipients.
The Young AFCEAN 40 Under 40 Award is given to 40 individuals ages 40 and under for their significant contributions in technical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field by providing innovation, thought leadership, and support to their client or organizations using information technology. Award winners were selected based on technical accomplishments in the nominees’ careers, and AFCEA International’s Young AFCEAN Advisory Council evaluated the information submitted to ensure nominees meet eligibility criteria.
Stollar was nominated by his peers for his work as the contract program manager for the National GeospatialIntelligence Agency’s (NGA) Agile Web Presence (AWP) program, which was the first federal government firm-fixedprice (FFP) contract to enact Agile software development principles and structure. During his tenure managing the contract for Octo, the AWP program management office (PMO) was awarded the 2018 David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. The award recognized the outstanding achievements of the AWP PMO and the successful delivery of the Octo software engineering, cloud, and O&M teams in achieving the Government’s strategy.
Additionally, Stollar chairs Octo’s Employee Leadership Council, a representative group of the company’s employees from all business units, service centers, and staff levels, where he serves as the employees’ voice to Octo executive leadership. His work has led to a recurring employee satisfaction survey effort helping to illuminate staff sentiment with management, facilities, communications, culture, and benefits.
This year’s AFCEA 40 Under 40 winners were named at the organization’s 2019 TechNet Cyber, which took place May 14-17 in Baltimore.
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