Circuit

Blog archive

Two take top honors for service at Management of Change conference

Federal Deputy CIO Lisa Schlosser has joined a distinguished group of government leaders who have been recognized for their longstanding commitment and dedication to public service.

Schlosser and John Okay, vice president of  of J. L. Okay Consulting and IAC vice chair for finance, were honored June 4 at the 32nd annual Management of Change conference in Cambridge, Md. The event is organized by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council and is held June 3 to 5.

In previous years, only one winner has been given the John J. Franke Award. This year, however, two individuals were recognized for their significant contributions to federal service.

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services at the General Services Administration and ACT president, described the winners as ones who typically don’t make the headlines but instead work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the government better.

“This year, we have chosen to recognize two such individuals: John and Lisa exemplify the best of our profession and we are proud to recognize them with the 2012 John J. Franke Award,” she said.

Schlosser was appointed to her current role in 2011, having previously served in positions at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Housing and Urban Development, and the Transportation Department. Her private-sector experience includes stints at Global Integrity and Ernst & Young LLP.

Okay’s government career spans three decades and includes roles at the Agriculture Department, and GSA. Before retiring in 1997, Okay served as deputy commissioner of GSA’s Federal Technology Service. Two years later, he founded his own consulting business and partnered with Bob Woods, former FTS commissioner to launch Topside Consulting Group. He’s an active member of IAC and has chaired the Telecommunications Shared Interest Group.
 
The most recent years’ Franke Award winners include Roger Baker, CIO at the Veteran Affairs Department, Jim Williams, commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and John Johnson, former assistant commissioner for GSA’s Integrated Acquisition Service.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jun 05, 2012 at 12:11 PM


FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

Featured

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1996, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

  • Shutterstock image.

    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

  • General Frost

    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

  • Rising Star 2013

    Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

    FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group