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Eleven at GSA Honored with Federal 100 Awards

GSA #10328

March 26, 2007
Contact: Jon Anderson (202) 501-1231
jon.anderson@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announces that 11 of its employees will be recognized this evening at the Federal Computer Week (FCW) 18th annual Federal 100 awards gala in McLean, Va.  The Federal 100 recognizes members of government, industry and academia who significantly influenced how the federal government buys, uses, or manages information technology.  They symbolize risk-taking, vision and pioneering spirit in the federal IT community.

“I am very proud of these eleven honorees,“ noted Administrator Lurita Doan.  “Their dedication and spirit demonstrate once again the great job GSA employees do for their government and our country.”  Winners must first be nominated for the Federal 100 by their peers in the federal IT community and an independent panel of judges then selects the winners.
 
GSA employees among the Federal 100 for 2006 who will be honored tonight are:

• Ms. Lisa Akers – Director, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) 
• Mr. James Ghiloni - Acting Director, Center for Government-wide Acquisition Contracts Programs, FAS
• Ms. Mary Davie - Assistant Commissioner for Assisted Acquisition Services, Office of Assisted Acquisition Services,  FAS
• Ms. Casey Coleman - Chief Information Officer, FAS
• Ms. Michel Kareis - Program Manager, GSA HSPD-12 Managed Services Office, Office of Integrated Technology Services, FAS
• Ms. Deborah McCray - Contract Specialist, Center for IT Schedule Program, Office of Integrated Technology Services, FAS
• Ms. Teresa Nasif – Director, Federal Citizen Information Center, Office of Citizen Services and Communications
• Ms. Mary Parks – Director, Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts Center, Office of Integrated Acquisition Services, Heartland Region
• Mr. Michael S. Sade - Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition Management, FAS (recognized for his achievements while at the Department of Commerce)
• Mr. John Sindelar - Former (retired) Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Governmentwide Policy
• Mr. G. Martin (Marty) Wagner - Former (retired) Deputy Commissioner, FAS

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Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government.  GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,300 government-owned or leased buildings and 170,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 420 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and e-travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know?  The U.S. General Services Administration is the federal government’s business arm with combined revenue of billions per year.  If it were a private company it would rank among the Fortune 100.