Douglas Haskin: Fortifying hardware and software for soldiers in the field

Name: Douglas R. Haskin

Age: 33

Organization: Army Office of the Product Director for Transportation Information Systems

Title: Deputy Product Director

Nominated for: Directing the efforts of more than 140 government and contractor personnel in eight locations, including Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Germany, for a major automated information system. The organization successfully fielded more than 4,000 hardware items to Army units and successfully implemented 50 software changes. It has also trained 3,000 users in 282 classes.

First IT mentor: Col. Joseph Grebe. He was the product manager for the Battle Command Sustainment Support System at the time, and he was my first boss as a Department of the Army civilian employee. He gave me a chance to excel in a program that was moving fast and doing great things. I am grateful for the opportunities he provided me and the trust he put in a new employee.

Latest accomplishment on the job: Coordinated the retirement of two legacy transportation systems used by the Army and the migration of the users to the Army system of record, TC-AIMS II.

Career highlight: My career highlight has been managing the Operations Division for PD-TIS. It’s given me the opportunity to manage the training, fielding, exercise support, functional support and logistic missions for the program. It was the perfect position to develop my technical and management skills in preparation for greater opportunities.

Favorite job-related bookmark: Force Management System Web site, formerly known as WebTAADS. I use this all the time for unit equipment authorizations and information.

Favorite app: Quicken.

Dream non-IT related job: Own a beach bar on a tropical island. As long as I’m dreaming, I might as well be the guitar player in the house band also.

Read the next Rising Star profile or view the full list of winners.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group