2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Rep. Gerry Connolly

Gerry Connolly

Name: Rep. Gerry Connolly
Title: Congressman
Agency: U.S. House of Representatives

Reforming IT acquisition. Without Connolly's support, the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act might have languished in Congress as a pet project of controversial Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Instead, Connolly will monitor the law's implementation from his perch on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) called Connolly "a true leader in efforts to improve the federal government's acquisition and use of information technology." And although Issa has joked that Connolly has often been "the bane of my existence," he praised his colleague for being an "advocate for technology and improvement in the government sector."

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

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