2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Greg B. Little

Name: Greg B. Little
Title: Team Lead, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
Agency: Department of Defense

Mr. Accountable. Little was responsible for building a data lake of financial transactions for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, defense agencies and field activities. The project involved moving data from approximately 50 accounting and business IT systems onto a purpose-built big-data platform. His efforts enabled new platforms to become accredited and operational more quickly, which was essential to enabling audits to begin three months before the statutorily required date. "Greg has tremendous ability to work through all obstacles presented to him -- cultural resistance, technical and acquisition challenges," said Alaleh Jenkins, assistant deputy chief financial officer for DOD's comptroller.

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