CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that Yogesh Khanna, chief technology officer (CTO) for its North American Public Sector (NPS), has won the 2012 Government Contractor CTO Innovator Award in the large company category from the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Washington Technology. The award was presented on November 12 at NVTC’s annual TechCelebration banquet. Khanna’s award recognizes his instrumental role in establishing CSC’s data center consolidation and cloud go-to-market strategy and offerings. He also developed a strategic roadmap for product offerings to support the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and to help CSC’s clients migrate to the “as a service” consumption model. In addition, he established an Innovation Task Force, comprising CTOs who represent their respective divisions at CSC. “Yogesh has remarkable passion for and proficiency in delivering results that government customers and internal colleagues value,” said David Zolet, executive vice president and general manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector. “He leverages more than two decades of experience to continuously drive next-generation solutions that help our customers meet their missions and achieve greater efficiencies. I continue to be impressed by his technical acumen and engaging approach.” Khanna leads the development and implementation of the NPS cloud strategy and is an active contributor to CSC’s global cloud computing initiatives. He recently served as a commissioner on the TechAmerica Big Data Commission. He is frequently sought after for his opinions and perspectives by media, appearing on Federal News Radio and WTOP News. He also participates in panel discussions at industry conferences, presenting frequently at technology and business solutions conferences. This annual award recognizes CTOs within the region’s government contracting community for their critical contributions to achieving results for their customers and their leadership within their own companies. The winner was chosen by an independent panel of leaders from the government contracting community.