Federal 100: Brenda S. Sprague

Brenda S. Sprague
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services
State Department

Brenda Sprague created a strategic plan for the State Department's passport services organization that will serve as a road map for technology implementation through 2014.

The plan ties together a variety of activities to enhance passport services and coordinates training so that employees will be able to use new systems as they are deployed. By creating a coherent strategy that blends the technologies with training, Sprague has ensured that all elements of the strategy work together to improve passport security.

She also accelerated the deployment of biometric technologies and document-scanning systems to speed the passport issuance system and expand data sharing with other agencies. And she worked closely with Congress to ensure that the agency had legislative authority to implement passport security measures.

Read more about the 2011 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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