2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Col. C.P. Watkins

CP Watkins

Name: Col. C.P. Watkins
Title: Chief of Installation IT Infrastructure and Services
Agency: U.S. Army

A talent for turnarounds. When Watkins took over the Installation IT Infrastructure and Services division in 2011, it was losing both funding and momentum. Although he was trained as a systems engineer and had limited resource management experience, by 2014 Watkins had retooled operations and forged critical outside relationships to get the Army's modernization efforts moving in the right direction. Not only did he put a workable plan in place and get his team consistently hitting milestones, he also secured some $300 million of "other people's money" for the effort.

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