Federal 100: William D. 'Dave' Powers

William D. "Dave" Powers
Project Director, Force Management System
Army Department

Powers manages a business system that keeps the Army organized. The Force Management System handles tasks such as military and civilian personnel management, recruiting and training, and future force planning. Powers is enhancing the existing application to provide data standardization and network centricity in accordance with the Global Force Management Data Initiative.

Under Powers’ leadership, the Army has saved $2 million by retiring outdated systems and avoided $1.4 million in potential costs by improving efficiency.

Powers "is the consummate quiet professional, steering a small group of civilians and contractors to develop and field the Force Management System,” said Gary Winkler, the Army’s program executive officer for enterprise information systems.

Read more about the 2010 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

John Moore is a freelance writer based in Syracuse, N.Y.

Featured

  • Workforce
    online collaboration (elenabsl/Shutterstock.com)

    Federal employee job satisfaction climbed during pandemic

    The survey documents the rapid change to teleworking postures in government under the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    OPM nominee plans focus on telework, IT, retirement

    Kiran Ahuja, a veteran of the Office of Personnel Management, told lawmakers that she thinks that the lack of consistent leadership in the top position at OPM has taken a toll on the ability of the agency to complete longer term IT modernization projects.

Stay Connected