Federal 100: Russell C. Coleman
- By Alice Lipowicz
- Mar 28, 2012
Russell C. Coleman
Lead Systems Engineer
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
The work: Leading development of a system to reduce the backlog and processing time of compensation claims for veterans.
The impact: Coleman played a key role in the effort to transition the Veterans Benefits Administration from a paper-intensive claims process to a 21st-century digital environment.
The nuts and bolts: While detailed to the Veterans Affairs Department, Coleman developed enterprise software for handling compensation claims under the Veterans Benefits Management System. He assembled a diverse team of contractors and government engineers and delivered the initial software package in six months.
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Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.