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GSA Employees to be Honored at Federal 100 Awards Gala

GSA #10457

February 29, 2008
Contact:  Dirk Fillpot, (202) 501-1231
Dirk.Fillpot@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON – Eight U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) executives are among those within government, industry and academia who will be honored at next month's annual Federal 100 Awards gala, the agency announced today. 

The event, hosted by Federal Computer Week, recognizes those judged to have had a significant impact on the government’s use of information technology. The 19th annual Federal 100 Awards gala will be held March 24 in McLean, Virginia. 

“I am very proud of these honorees,” said GSA Administrator Lurita Doan. “Their outstanding efforts have helped GSA use technology to simplify citizen access to official information and services, and provide superior service to our government customers.  Their success has helped foster a closer bond between Americans and their government.”

Winners must first be nominated for the Federal 100 by their peers in the federal IT community; an independent panel of judges then selects the winners.  GSA employees among the Federal 100 are:

  • Jim Williams, Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS);
  • Steven Kempf, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition Management, FAS;
  • Stephen Duncan, Deputy Program Manager of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 Managed Services Office;
  • Perryn Ashmore, Director of the Center for Applied Solutions in GSA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer;
  • John “Jack” Braun, Contract Price/Cost Analyst, FAS; and,
  • Darlene Meskell, Director of Intergovernmental Solutions, GSA Office of Citizen Services and Communications (OCSC).

Additionally, GSA's Deputy Associate Administrator of Citizen Services, Martha Dorris (OCSC), was recognized for her personal work with the American Council for Technology.  Cathy Beasley, a GSA contracting officer who has since retired from federal service, also was recognized for her work last year. The complete list of honorees, along with detailed descriptions of each individual's accomplishments, will be published in Federal Computer Week's March 24 issue.

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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 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic roperties, 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-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know?   FAS annual business volume of $46 billion accounts for more than one-seventh of the entire federal procurement budget.  FAS manages acquisition programs that include information technology, telecommunications, furniture, tools, office products and supply items, and all travel, motor vehicles and credit card services.


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