2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Col. William M. Russell

Name: Col. William M. Russell
Title: Project Manager, General Fund Enterprise Business System
Agency: U.S. Army

The numbers man. Russell drove the modernization of GFEBS, which standardizes, streamlines and shares critical data across the active Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. Its core financial management system provides distribution and execution of appropriated funds, cost management and financial reporting. He also oversaw a complex source selection for the Army Contract Writing System in 11 months -- six months ahead of the published goal and one year faster than projects of similar size and complexity. Thanks to his efforts, the contract was also awarded for $100 million less than the original estimate and will deliver capability 20 months sooner than planned.

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