Federal 100: Eugene W. Higgins

Eugene W. Higgins
Infrastructure Program Manager
Energy Department

The work: Leading the modernization of IT and telecommunications services at DOE’s Hanford Site in Washington state.

The impact: Under Higgins’ creative leadership, a massive cleanup effort at the former plutonium production site is now supported by a consolidated, cloud- and mobile-enabled IT infrastructure that costs 30 percent less to operate and is more energy efficient.

The nuts and bolts: Higgins’ aggressive agenda helped achieve IT modernization objectives, including deployment of a voice-over-IP phone system, eight years ahead of schedule. His emphasis on new handheld technologies is improving worker safety and reducing cleanup costs.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

John Zyskowski is a senior editor of Federal Computer Week. Follow him on Twitter: @ZyskowskiWriter.

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