Federal 100: Tamara Lilly

Tamara Lilly
Branch Chief
Information Security Office
Homeland Security Department

The work: Collaborating with executives across DHS to identify and address IT weaknesses that had severely weakened financial systems.

The impact: Lilly paved the way for DHS to receive its first qualified financial audit statement and established processes for maintaining the security of financial systems.

The nuts and bolts: Lilly developed an innovative methodology for resolving disputes, generating feedback and keeping people focused on the root problems. In the process, she earned the trust of leaders at headquarters and the component agencies, which was essential to her success.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

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Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.

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