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Federal Computer Week Magazine Honors Eight GSA IT Leaders

GSA’s Eight “Federal 100” Honorees Most Among Any Other Federal Agency

GSA # 10785

March 29, 2011
Sara Merriam, 202-501-1231
sara.merriam@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON – Eight employees of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) were honored today as part of Federal Computer Week’s The Federal 100 Awards. According to the magazine’s website, “The Federal 100 Awards recognize government and industry leaders who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community – individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency’s mission.”

The eight GSA employees on the list comprise the largest group of award winners among any other federal agency or industry. GSA’s strong representation on the list demonstrates the agency’s leadership role in information technology, social media, and citizen engagement innovation across the federal government.

“GSA’s recognition in the Federal 100 Awards is a reflection of our record to help innovate and implement new ideas and technologies across the federal government so agencies can concentrate on their specific missions,” said GSA Administrator Martha N. Johnson. “GSA’s Federal 100 Award winners are leading teams that are developing tomorrow’s IT advances today. Their work is helping lead the federal government toward a future that is leaner, more open, and more accountable to the American public. I thank them for their hard work.”

The GSA 2011 Federal 100 awardees are:

• Michael Anastasio
o Contracting Officer, Infrastructure as a Service Project Manager, Federal Acquisition Service
• Daisy Bhagowalia
o dot-gov Program Manager, Federal Acquisition Service, Office of Integrated Technology Service
• Mary Davie
o Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services, Federal Acquisition Service
• Martha Dorris
o Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
• Kurt Garbars
o Senior Agency Information Security Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer
• Bev Godwin
o Acting Director, Federal Citizen Information Center, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
• Katie Lewin
o Director, Cloud Computing Program, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
• Keith Thurston
o Assistant Associate Administrator for E-Government, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Federal Computer Week hosted the 22nd annual Federal 100 Awards gala on March 28 in Washington, DC. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges from nominees submitted by members of the federal IT community.

View photos of the GSA winners

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As the federal government's workplace solutions provider, the U.S. General Services Administration works to foster an effective, sustainable and transparent government for the American people. GSA’s expertise in government workplace solutions include:
• Effective management of government assets including more than 9,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 215,000 vehicles in the federal fleet, and preservation of historic federal properties;
• Leveraging the government’s buying power through responsible acquisition of products and services making up approximately 14 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars;
• Providing innovative technology solutions to enhance government efficiency and increase citizen engagement; and,
• Promoting responsible use of federal resources through development of governmentwide policies ranging from federal travel to property and management practices.