Rep. Steven Horn (R-Calif.) Steven Kelman administrator for federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget and Ellen Brown counsel for the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee this month won the Information Technology Association of America's Award for Procurement Innovation for their work in support of federal procurement reform efforts. This year marks the first time ITAA has presented the award.
The Association for Federal Information Resources Management last month recognized nine federal employees for outstanding leadership in IRM programs and initiatives. They include Manny De Vera a program director at the National Institutes of Health for creating innovative contracting programs Vincette Goerl chief financial officer at the Customs Service for the use of electronic data interchange to improve customer service and business processes T.C. Evans acting director of electronic information dissemination services at the Government Printing Office for creating a single access point for the Government Information Locator Service Chris Hoenig director of information management and technology at the General Accounting Office for leading an effort to identify best practices for managing IT Bruce Bargmeyer manager of information and data management at the Environmental Protection Agency for innovative work in data and information management David Albinson chief information officer at the Veterans Health Administration for improving IT networks at veterans hospitals John Downey deputy director of personnel information management systems at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for creating a model IT support infrastructure Deserene Worsley project manager in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division for promoting geographic information systems throughout the department and Jeff Byron a project manager at the EPA for developing EnviroFacts the agency's environmental-data warehouse.
The Navy awarded its Meritorious Civilian Service Award to Robert Webster a project manager at Semcor Corp.'s Command Control Communications Computers and Intelligence Division. The Navy cited Webster's exemplary service as an on-site representative managing the installation of fleet combat systems on the USS John F. Kennedy.
Arthur Johnson president of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration Group won the 1997 Black Engineer of the Year Award. The award is presented annually by the Career Communications Group Inc. to publicize the achievements of blacks in science and technology and to promote the efforts of all black engineers and scientists.