Federal 100: Lt. Col. Richard A. Faulkner

Lt. Col. Richard A. Faulkner
Program Manager
Contractor Management and Accountability Mission
U.S. Army

The work: Leading the development and deployment of a system for tracking the contractors that support military operations.

The impact: The Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker Enterprise Suite has made it easier for commanders to incorporate contractor employees into their workforce plans and obtain a more accurate picture of where contracting dollars are being spent.

The nuts and bolts: Understanding the value of showing rather than telling, Faulkner volunteered for two extended trips to Afghanistan to help contracting officers in the field understand how the system works. Furthermore, the tool could ultimately provide a model for improving the way all federal agencies coordinate their contracting workforces. Faulkner recently started a new assignment at the Defense Manpower Data Center.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.

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