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AFFIRM announces 2013 Leadership Award winners


An Army enterprise information evangelist, the Commerce Department CIO and the General Services Administration’s data center consolidation director are among the winners of the Association for Federal Information Resource Management’s (AFFIRM) 2013 Leadership Awards.

Simon Szykman, CIO at the Department of Commerce, won AFFIRM’S Executive Leadership in Information Resources Management (Civilian) award, while Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, CIO of the Army, took the association’s defense award for that category.

The General Services Administration's Zach Baldwin, who directs the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, received a Special Recognition Award from the group.

AFFIRM said its annual Leadership Awards recognize individuals and groups in the federal information technology community for leading innovation in government. Winners will formally receive their awards on June 13, at an AFFIRM luncheon in Washington, DC.

Other winners include:

Leadership Award for Service to the Citizen -- Terence Milholland, CTO, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury.

Leadership Award for Innovative Applications -- Mary Snavely-Dixon, director, Defense Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense.

Leadership in Service to the Government IT Community -- Rick Holgate, assistant director for science and technology, CIO, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Justice.

Executive Leadership Award for Industry -- Doug Bourgeois, VP and chief cloud executive, US Public Sector, VMware.

Leadership Award in Acquisition and Procurement -- Robert Coen, acting director, NITAAC, National Institute of Health, Health and Human Services.

Leadership in Service Excellence -- Jonathan Rubin, First Fridays Usability Testing Program manager, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA.

Leadership Award for Service to the Country -- Vincent Capezzuto, director, Air Traffic Systems, Program Management Organization, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation.

Leadership in Technology Innovation -- Mark Day, director, Office of Strategic Programs, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration.

Leadership in Health Information Technology -- Tony Trenkle, CIO, director of the Office of Information Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services.

Leadership in Cyber Security -- Mike Robertson, director, OCIO Cyber Support Division, Energy Information Technology Services, Department of Energy.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on May 13, 2013 at 12:10 PM

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