Federal 100: Col. John F. Schrader

Col. John F. Schrader
Co-Chairman, Gravesite Accountability Task Force
Arlington National Cemetery

U.S. Army

The work: Leading the effort to compile and verify 147 years' worth of burial records at Arlington National Cemetery.

The impact: Schrader and his team created the first authoritative dataset on the more than 250,000 graves at the cemetery and helped restore the American people’s confidence in the cemetery’s ability to safeguard the remains of their loved ones.

The nuts and bolts: Schrader’s team gathered digitized paper records, digital photos, geospatial coordinates and other documentation to ensure that the cemetery had accurate, complete data on all gravesites. And he took on the challenge only six months before a deadline to report to Congress on the accuracy of the cemetery’s burial records.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.


  • Congress
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by M DOGAN / Shutterstock)

    Funding bill clears Congress, heads for president's desk

    The $1.3 trillion spending package passed the House of Representatives on March 22 and the Senate in the early hours of March 23. President Trump is expected to sign the bill, securing government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018.

  • 2018 Fed 100

    The 2018 Federal 100

    This year's Fed 100 winners show just how much committed and talented individuals can accomplish in federal IT. Read their profiles to learn more!

  • Census
    How tech can save money for 2020 census

    Trump campaign taps census question as a fund-raising tool

    A fundraising email for the Trump-Pence reelection campaign is trying to get supporters behind a controversial change to the census -- asking respondents whether or not they are U.S. citizens.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.