Federal 100: Russell C. Coleman

Russell C. Coleman
Lead Systems Engineer
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

Navy Department

The work: Leading development of a system to reduce the backlog and processing time of compensation claims for veterans.

The impact: Coleman played a key role in the effort to transition the Veterans Benefits Administration from a paper-intensive claims process to a 21st-century digital environment.

The nuts and bolts: While detailed to the Veterans Affairs Department, Coleman developed enterprise software for handling compensation claims under the Veterans Benefits Management System. He assembled a diverse team of contractors and government engineers and delivered the initial software package in six months.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

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