Federal 100: Jeanne Etzel

Jeanne Etzel
CIO
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Homeland Security Department

The work: Improving the communications and computing capabilities available to FEMA employees and first responders at the state and local level.

The impact: The management discipline Etzel brought to the job has better prepared employees and responders to deal with disaster when it strikes and is helping the agency save millions of dollars a year.

The nuts and bolts: Etzel was given management control over all major IT programs, and she has ensured that proper practices and procedures are used to develop and deploy systems. She also oversaw the implementation of an IT asset inventory capability to help manage the tens of thousands of devices FEMA employees use in the field when responding to disasters.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.

Featured

  • IT Modernization
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

  • gears and money (zaozaa19/Shutterstock.com)

    Worries from a Democrat about the Biden administration and federal procurement

    Steve Kelman is concerned that the push for more spending with small disadvantaged businesses will detract from the goal of getting the best deal for agencies and taxpayers.

Stay Connected