The 2007 Federal 100 awards

Wennergren, Duffey selected for Eagle awards

It was an evening when the government information technology community was decked out in its very best. Federal Computer Week’s 18th annual Federal 100 awards gala, held March 26 in Vienna, Va., was an opportunity to recognize 100 people who had gone above and beyond the call of duty last year.

During the gala, FCW also awarded the prestigious Eagle award. The two Eagle Awards — one government and one industry — are not a hall of fame recognition, said FCW Editor in Chief Christopher Dorobek. Rather, they recognize two Fed 100 winners who have made an extraordinary mark in the past year.

Winning the government Eagle award was David Wennergren, former Navy Department chief information officer who became deputy CIO of the Defense Department late last year.

Wennergren won the award primarily for his role in DOD’s identity management initiatives.

In presenting Wennergren with the Eagle award for government, Ira Hobbs highlighted Wennergren’s outstanding leadership abilities. Calling him a “peaceful warrior,” Hobbs said Wennergren represents “all those values we want in the workplace — leadership, loyalty and integrity.” Hobbs, who won the Federal 100 award multiple times during a long government career, recently joined the Council for Excellence in Government.

Winning the industry Eagle Award was James Duffey Jr., general manager of U.S. Public Sector at EDS.

Duffey was recognized for his numerous civic activities in the information technology community. Duffey has played a major role in the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund program, which helps
disadvantaged youths in the Washington, D.C., area realize their dreams of higher education.

Duffey has spearheaded EDS’ support for the small-business
community, helping up-and-coming firms gain a foothold in the federal market.

Duffey was presented his award by Bobbie Kilberg, president and chief executive officer of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

“It’s very gratifying to have the professionals in the industry give you an honor,” Duffey said.

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