Federal 100: Richard C. Breakiron

Richard C. Breakiron
Deputy Director of Policy and Resources
7th Signal Command
Army Department

The work: Facilitating the smooth transition of all things IT for 100,000 personnel moves across 40 installations under the Base Realignment and Closure initiative.

The impact: Breakiron’s IT integration efforts ensured that 97 percent of systems were ready to go when people showed up at their new installations.

The nuts and bolts: Besides coordinating $3 billion in IT projects during the BRAC process, Breakiron also made sure that security systems were synchronized across more than 800,000 desktop systems. His efforts helped the Army avoid $20 million in costs — money that was used instead to improve network security. And he did it all when his team was only 55 percent staffed.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Amber Corrin is a former staff writer for FCW and Defense Systems.

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