- By Colby Hochmuth
- Nov 30, 2014
Megan Schmith has accomplished things at the General Services Administration that people did not think could be done -- and she did it quickly and on her own terms.
Schmith took over an interagency working group that focuses on sharing best practices and experiences among agencies and grew it by 400 percent. GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi said every agency is now represented.
"I was amazed that one person could bring together all these agencies without any formal authority or mandate and make a measurable difference," he added.
As manager of platform strategy and innovative solutions at GSA, Schmith is responsible for developing the strategy for new and emerging technologies and maximizing GSA's IT spending. In the past year, she expanded her efforts to maximize IT investments for agencies beyond GSA -- a move that earned her two promotions.
She developed and continues to lead GSA's cloud governance body and works closely with Hashmi on the development of a cloud-based IT management system.
"Megan is one of the rare people in government or anywhere who is the best combination of technical skill, passion to make a difference and the drive to overcome obstacles," Hashmi said.
Colby Hochmuth is a former staff writer for FCW.