RESTON, Va., March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, today announced that Eric Stahlberg, director of high performance computing at the subsidiary Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., was honored on FCW's Federal 100 list for his work on advancing cancer research. The Fed 100 list recognizes leaders in the information technology (IT) community who had the greatest impact in 2016. The winners were chosen on the merits of their work advancing government agency missions through IT.
Stahlberg has been instrumental in efforts to connect the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Energy (DOE) and thereby extend the use of high-performance computing in cancer research. He has been a key force driving predictive oncology at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), which is operated by Leidos Biomedical Research and sponsored by NCI.
The FCW award cited Stahlberg's contribution to establishing the three pilot projects of the Joint Design of Advanced Computing Systems for Cancer (JDACS4C) to advance predictive oncology, securing a signed memorandum of understanding from NCI and the DOE to work together, and engaging the extramural community in a national "Frontiers of Predictive Oncology" meeting to help move the field forward.
"Employees like Eric embody the Leidos spirit of drive, ingenuity and dedication," said David Heimbrook, Ph.D., president Leidos Biomedical Research. "We are honored to have an employee of this caliber recognized for his important contributions to our mission."
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