Capt. Fred Mingo kept paychecks
coming for Navy employees servicewide, despite the devastation that Hurricane
Katrina left behind in the Gulf region.
Two days before the hurricane hit, Mingo activated the center’s continuity
of operations plan, transferring activities to a secondary data center
in Fort Worth, Texas. Support employees at the temporary site handled
14,000 service requests, fielded 4,500 phone calls and sent more than
2,500 faxes. Navy employees continued to receive their pay and benefits
on time, and the service didn’t lose any of its data.
“Capt. Mingo has shown exemplary leadership and commitment to people
and mission in the preparation [for] and superb response to Hurricane
Katrina,” said David Wennergren, the Navy’s chief information officer.