Michael Wheeless, principal systems engineer at Oceus Networks, has been picked to receive FCW’s 2015 Rising Star Award, which recognizes professionals who have made significant contributions to the federal information technology sector early in their careers.
Oceus said Thursday that Wheeless was chosen for his efforts to help engineer a commercial technology-based LTE communications infrastructure for the U.S. Navy.
He will accept the award during the GCN awards gala on Oct. 14 and be featured in upcoming print and online issues of the FCW magazine.
“Michael Wheeless consistently demonstrates excellence as part of the Oceus Networks team and we are proud that his work, engineering expertise and potential have been recognized by FCW,” said Randy Fuerst, Oceus president and CEO.
According to the company, Wheeless has helped the Navy integrate multiple commercial communication systems into a single shipboard network designed to secure and manage satellite-based voice, data and video transfers at sea.