SSA's Pianalto named Trail Boss of the Year

Vincent Pianalto, program manager for the Social Security Administration's $1.2 billion Cooperative Processing Initiative, won Trail Boss of the Year honors yesterday at the annual meeting of graduates of the General Services Administration's training program for project managers of complex government programs.

Pianalto was recognized for leading a division that used innovative business practices to successfully award more than 1,500 procurements worth more than $320 million.

Special achievement awards went to:Lt. Col. Milo Fogle with the Defense Information Technology Office at the Defense Information Systems Agency for reshaping DISA's contracting methodologies;

Keith Holman from the Internal Revenue Service for innovative acquisition techniques on the Treasury Distributed Processing Infrastructure;

Lt. Col. James McTighe with the Air Force's Standard Systems Center for re-engineering acquisition processes at the SSC.

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