2005 Fed 100: Judges

Lt. Gen. Steve Boutelle
Chief Information Officer

Lt. Gen. Steve Boutelle has a long and distinguished record in the Army's information technology world. Previously, he was director of information operations, networks and space in the Office of the Chief Information Officer and program executive officer for command, control and communications systems. Now he is working to transform the Army to incorporate network-centric operations into its arsenal.

John Gilligan
Chief Information Officer
Air Force

John Gilligan is at the center of building better technology for the Air Force and advising its leaders on information management. He leads the service in creating and enforcing information technology standards, and promoting and shaping an effective strategic and operational IT planning process. Gilligan is also in charge of acquiring IT systems and making sure the Air Force gets the most for its money.

Bob Haycock
Chief Information Officer
National Business Center
Interior Department

Bob Haycock was formerly chief architect for the federal government. In that job, he was instrumental in developing the federal enterprise architecture, a crucial component of the federal effort to implement e-government initiatives.

Ira Hobbs
Chief Information Officer
Treasury Department

Ira Hobbs brings much experience to his job after spending seven years as deputy chief information officer at the Agriculture Department. In his current role, he is the principal information technology adviser to Treasury Department Secretary John Snow. Hobbs is also responsible for buying and managing department resources.

Paul Lawrence
Vice President
IBM Business Consulting Services

Paul Lawrence helps federal executives solve complex problems using solutions proven in government or private-sector settings. He is also the host of "Business of Government Hour," a weekly radio show on WJFK.

Anne Reed
Acquisition Solutions

Anne Reed is president of Acquisition Solutions, a research, consulting and training firm supporting more than 70 government agencies. A government information technology executive for more than 20 years, she was the Agriculture Department's chief information officer before joining the private sector. She has also served as president of EDS' state and local government division.

Glenn Schlarman
Chief, Information Policy and Technology Branch
Office of Management and Budget

Glen Schlarman has an insider's perspective on many of the Bush administration's top policy priorities. He is responsible for developing and overseeing federal policies, including those related to information access and dissemination, privacy, security, records management, and agency investments in and use of information technology.

Marty Wagner
Associate Administrator
Office of Governmentwide Policy
General Services Administration

Marty Wagner has been in the thick of government policy for many years. At the General Services Administration, he has worked on many initiatives that have changed how government officials do business, including FirstGov, the government's Web portal, and FedBizOpps, a procurement gateway. Other efforts include standardizing the use of Extensible Markup Language and developing governmentwide contracts for smart cards and electronic signatures.

Bob Woods
Topside Consulting Group

Bob Woods is the founder and president of Topside Consulting Group, which provides strategic consulting services to commercial and government clients. A well-known figure in the federal information technology community, he spent more than 30 years in the government leading many major programs. Woods finished his government career as commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


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    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

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    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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