2014 Fed 100

Federal 100: Dawn Leaf

Name: Dawn Leaf
Title: Deputy CIO
Agency: Department of Labor

Consolidate and share. Leaf oversees IT for more than half of the Labor Department's employees and has undertaken a long-term project to consolidate infrastructure with the aim of sharing services among agencies and increasing centralization of the CIO office. She also launched a veterans' section for the My Next Move website that helps former service members find employment. They can search for positions in more than 900 careers according to keyword or industry, or find civilian jobs based on their military experience and skills.

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  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

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Sun, Jun 22, 2014 wayne scott annandale va.

I'm a u.s. marine corps veteran. Please help me get a job. Thank you

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