Federal 100: Stephen Rice

Stephen Rice
Deputy CIO
Transportation Security Administration
Homeland Security Department

The work: Managing the transition of TSA’s IT Infrastructure Program, a $500 million enterprise services contract, from one vendor to another.

The impact: Rice’s strategy allowed TSA to boost its organizational efficiency and improve operations — and set a standard for major contract transitions at TSA and other DHS components.

The nuts and bolts: The transition required the transfer or onboarding of 1,100 contractor employees without a break in service or loss of institutional knowledge. Furthermore, the 90-day transition period occurred during the peak holiday travel season, but Rice’s skillful oversight ensured that there was no impact on daily operations.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Camille Tuutti is a former FCW staff writer who covered federal oversight and the workforce.

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