The Industry Advisory Council this month announced its government and industry award winners.

On the government side IAC recognized Bruce McConnell chief of information policy at the Office of Management and Budget with a special award for outstanding leadership and achievement.

Other special awards were given to April Ra-mey director of Post-FTS 2000 services at the General Services Administration and Jasmeet Seehra a policy analyst in McConnell's office for their work on coordination of governmentwide technology programs.

IAC gave Leadership Awards to Greg Woods team leader for customer services and information technology at the National Performance Review and Paul Grant special assistant to the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for command control communications and intelligence (C3I). Both winners were cited for leadership in promoting governmentwide IT initiatives.

John Sabo director of electronic services staff at the Social Security Administration won an Electronic Government Award for leadership and achievements in promoting electronic government. Members of the Agriculture Department's Purchase Card Reengineering and Implementation Team also were presented with an Electronic Government Award.

Three federal employees won IAC's Promoting Support Mechanisms Award for leadership and achievements in supporting governmentwide security initiatives. They are: Marianne Swanson senior computer security specialist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Computer Systems Laboratory Michael Yoemans director of functional process improvement in the office of the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for C3I and John Tieso Yoemans' assistant.

IAC's industry awards went to Deirdre Murray of GTE Government Systems named outstanding individual contributor of the year and Paul Taltavull of FDC Technologies Inc. named outstanding individual communicator of the year.

Jim Flyzik deputy chief information officer at the Treasury Department will serve as chairman of the Government IT Services Board for at least another six months. Flyzik said last week he will retain his leadership of GITSB through the first quarter of 1997.

The "Smart Ship" team at the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare center won Vice President Al Gore's Hammer Award for being on the cutting edge of doing business in a new way.

The team headed by Capt. Thomas Zysk used the World Wide Web to solicit ideas from industry about how to integrate commercial computer technologies into Navy ships.

It also used electronic commerce to acquire systems and an electronic tracking system to review technologies and policies.

Rear Adm. J.J. Dantone was appointed head of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency headquartered in Fairfax Va.

The new agency incorporates the Defense Mapping Agency the Central Imagery Office the Defense Dissemination Program Office and the missions and functions of the National Photographic Interpretation Center.

Dantone who headed the team charged with the NIMA transition named Leo Hazlewood deputy director for operations Annette Krygiel deputy director for systems and technology and W. Douglas Smith deputy director for corporate affairs.

Alex Tomaszczuk has been named chairman of the Federal Bar Association Government Contracts Committee. He is chairman of the Government Contracts Practice Group with the law firm Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge McLean Va.

Richard Fidler a Webmaster at GSA and founder and organizer of the fledgling Federal Webmasters Forum is scheduled to retire in January. Fidler who is looking for a similar position in the commercial sector said leaders of the popular forum have not decided who will take his place.


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