Letters to the editor
Credit Where Credit is Due
I am writing this note in response to your recognition of Dr. Ernst
Volgenau as one of the Federal 100 in the June 12 issue of FCW. My issue
is not with your selection of Dr. Volgenau — far from it. I have the utmost
respect for Dr. Volgenau and what he has done with SRA. My issue is with
the blurb that accompanied Dr. Volgenau's picture.
The blurb in question reads: "For leading a firm that is the only federally
oriented IT company that made Fortune magazine's list of the best companies
to work for in America." I work for Scitor Corp., a midsize firm of about
700 people, most of whom support the federal government, either as prime
contractors or as subcontractors to the larger IT firms, such as Lockheed-Martin
Corp. and Boeing Co. For the past two years, Scitor has been on Fortune's
list of best companies to work for. In 1998, we were ranked No. 5, and in
1999, we were ranked No. 12.
While Dr. Volgenau and SRA are indeed worthy of the selection, I just
wanted to point out that they are one of two federally oriented IT companies
that made Fortune magazine's list of the best companies to work for in America.