AFFIRM honors Young and Schlosser

Tim Young and Lisa Schlosser are considered game-changers in government. They are federal employees who have significantly improved the way agencies meet their missions. Both also are experiencing life-changing events.

Young’s wife, Michelle, just gave birth to the couple’s first child. Schlosser, the Housing and Urban Development Department’s chief information officer, will deploy to Iraq as an Army reservist.

Young, the Office of Management and Budget’s associate administrator for information technology and e-government, and Schlosser also have something else in common: They were among a small number of federal employees recognized June 20 by the Association for Federal Information Resources Management for their work during the past year.

Schlosser received the Executive Leadership Award, and Young got the Leadership in e-Government Award.

“Lisa does exceptional work and makes people perform better,” said Richard Burk, AFFIRM’s president and OMB’s chief architect, at the organization’s annual awards luncheon in Washington. “Few folks have had the impact that Tim has in advancing the administration’s e-government agenda.”

AFFIRM  gives the Executive Leadership Award annually to a federal employee who exhibits exceptional management of IT.

Schlosser credited HUD’s leadership team and those in the CIO’s office as major contributors to HUD’s successes, which include getting green scores on e-government under the President’s Management Agenda and raising the agency’s Federal Information Security Management Act score.

“This is by far the most challenging and most rewarding job I’ve ever had,” Young said. “The credit goes to the dedicated OMB staff and agency CIOs for making these things happen.”




AFFIRM also honored:

  • John Johnson, the General Services Administration’s assistant commissioner for Integrated Acquisition Services in the Federal Acquisition Service, with the Leadership in Acquisition and Procurement Award. “His success in contracting is a model for the rest of the federal government,” Burk said.
  • Mary Dixon of the Defense Department, Carol Bales of OMB, Bill McGregor of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, David Temoshok of GSA and Owen Unangast of the Agriculture Department for their work on Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. “They are the unsung heroes who made this initiative possible,” said Chris Niedermayer, who will be the new AFFIRM president and is USDA’s deputy CIO.
  • Ken Heitkamp, the Air Force’s associate director for life cycle management, for his work in developing and implementing a secure desktop configuration for Microsoft Windows.
  • Ed Meagher, the Interior Department’s deputy CIO, for his work in assisting hundreds of returning veterans and integrating them back into society.
  • Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin, for her leadership as an industry partner in implementing cross-agency initiatives.
The next generation of government leadershipTim Young, the Office of Management and Budget’s associate administrator for information technology and e-government, and his wife, Michelle, are new parents.

“Reagan Barbara Young, our 7 lb., 13-ounce, 20-inch daughter [was] born 8:40 a.m. Friday [June 29] at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. ‘Reagan’ is a family name on both sides of our family and ‘Barbara’ is the name of both grandmothers,” Young wrote.

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