Set-Asides

FGIPC bestows honors

The Federation of Government Information Processing Councils last week presented awards at its 17th annual Management of Change conference in Orlando Fla.

Anne Reed chief information officer at the Agriculture Department received the association's Government Executive of the Year award. Carl Peckinpaugh a member of the government contracts section of the law firm of Winston & Strawn Washington D.C. and a columnist for FCW earned the Industry Executive of the Year award.

The 1997 John J. Franke Award was given to N. Radhakrishnan director of the Army Corps of Engineers' Information Technology Laboratory and the FGIPC Executive Leadership Award went to Frank McDonough assistant commissioner for intergovernmental solutions at the General Services Administration.

FGIPC also awarded a number of programs with its Intergovernmental Open Systems Solutions award meant to honor projects that link government organizations to better deliver service to the citizens. Award recipients include the Centers for Disease Control Information Network for Public Health Officials the Coast Guard's Vessel Identification System the Food and Drug Administration's Operational and Administrative System for Import Support the North Carolina Information Highway Project California's Merced County Automated Global Information Control System the Defense Department's Multi-Technology Automated Reader Card the Environmental Protection Agency's EnviroFact's Warehouse on the Internet NASA's High-Performance Computing and Communications Internet Course the Treasury Department's Electronic Benefits Transfer Services for the Southern Alliance of States the Social Security Administration's Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement GSA's FedLaw Project and the U.S. Postal Service's Web Interactive Network of Government Services.

FGIPC elects new officers

Also at its conference last week in Orlando FGIPC elected new officers who will assume their posts effective July 1.

They are: Neil Stillman deputy assistant secretary for information resources management at the Department of Health and Human Services (president) James Buckner deputy commander of the Joint Interoperability and Engineering Organization Center for Standards Defense Information Systems Agency (executive vice president) Beth Koehler with the Business Development and Marketing Division Telecommunications Services Staff Justice Department (secretary) Tom O'Hare associate commissioner for systems operations at the Social Security Administration (treasurer) Joan McGarity deputy technical adviser at DISA's Center for Computer Service Engineering Information Resources and Customer Service Division (vice president east) Paul Allison CIO of NASA's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (vice president central) Ann Gladys southern area director for GSA's Federal Telecommunications Service (vice president west).

Proposal to allow task-order set-asides

In legislation it has floated on Capitol Hill the Clinton administration has proposed allowing set-asides for small businesses under multiple-award task-order contracts. The provision part of a bill sent to Congress by the Defense Department would let agencies decide whether to compete task orders only among small businesses that hold such contracts.

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