2016 Fed 100
Federal 100: Sherita Johnson
Name: Sherita Johnson
Title: Chief of the Special Programs Unit
Agency: Justice Department
EPIC contributions. The multi-agency El Paso Intelligence Center was designed to serve as a focal point for sharing intelligence about drug trafficking along the U.S./Mexico border. However, the legacy system's average response time was 15 days, and as a result, many agents simply didn't use it. After careful consideration, Johnson and her team decided the best course of action was to replace the system. The new portal has brought together disparate information and dramatically improved interagency collaboration to stop narcotics trafficking, and Johnson has worked to show other Justice Department divisions how her approach could be applied to tracking terrorist activity.
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