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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Moves Into 1st Place in 2021 Wash100 Rankings; Eight Days Left to Cast Your Vote

Wash100 Award

This week, first-time Wash100 inductee Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ascended to the top spot in the Popular Vote for the most influential executives in the government, industry and academia that are shaping the GovCon community in 2021.

The race for first place is heating up between Austin and Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of General Dynamics, with eight days remaining before this year’s Wash100 voting period ends. Lauren Knausenberger, chief information officer at the Department of the Air Force, sits in third place on the Popular Vote Rankings.

Visit to see the current Top 30 voting results and who could use your vote the most to be celebrated for their contributions to the GovCon industry.

Vote for your favorite executive leaders by April 30!

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