GSA is a leader of innovation in public service. For example, the agency was the first to move to the cloud and to offer a process to streamline security of cloud services for the entire federal government. We are committed to developing innovative cost-saving solutions that will be shared across government.
GSA employees working hard to deliver better services to the American people have recently been honored with awards and profiles. This group of people are getting it done on the ground and in the air. They’ve excelled at running America’s website (usa.gov) and home phone number (1-800-FED-INFO) to modeling cloud cybersecurity standardization across government with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
For his work leading the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, Dave McClure was honored by the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council with their Franke Award and was also recognized at the MobileGov Federal Cloud Summit for Excellence in Cloud Computing. Martha Dorris was recognized for improving citizen services by the Partnership for Public Service as a finalist for their prestigious Sammie award. Sheila Campbell, Bev Godwin, and Gwynne Kostin were also recognized as “Government 2.0” technology influencers through the Washingtonian Tech Titans.
Katie Lewin was named a ComputerWorld Honors Laureate and Matt Goodrich was profiled in FCW as “Mr. FedRAMP” for their work on cloud computing. The AFFIRM Leadership Awards recognized Zach Baldwin for his work in data center consolidation and Jon Rubin for his service excellence in leading GSA’s web usability testing program First Fridays. Jon was also honored with the NextGov Bold award.
The “dynamic duo” of Marion Royal and Hyon Kim were profiled by FCW for growing data.gov into an essential open data government tool. Sarah Crane’s FCW profile honored her work in keeping usa.gov on the cutting edge of delivering trusted government information to citizens. FCW’s 2013 FED100 Award Winners honored individuals who made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency and included seven GSA honorees: Kathy Conrad, Mary Davie, Ammie Farraj Feijoo, Matt Goodrich, Sonny Hashmi, Jeanne Holm, and Gwynne Kostin.
Another GSA trio were honored by FedScoop in their recent “Top 25 under 40 in Gov & Tech”. Gray Brooks was profiled for his passion in pushing open data and APIs (and was similarly honored by MobileGov for Excellence in Cloud Computing). Justin Herman made the list for his work promoting strategic social media use across government. Jacob Parcell rounded out the group for his work helping agencies develop their mobile device presence.
GSA’s Challenge.gov program has been recognized as a semi-finalist in Harvard’s Ash Center’s “Top 25 Innovations in Government”, due largely to the hard work of Sheila Campbell, Tammi Marcoullier and Karen Trebon.
Not only have GSA employees been recognized for their leadership in technology services, but these public servants have also received awards for helping to create a more sustainable government. GSA’s Greater Southwest Region has been working hard to conserve water and ensure energy efficiency in federal buildings to help support a more sustainable government. Recently, they were recognized by the Department of Energy for their hard work by naming them a 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winner. The team of Elizabeth Taylor, Cullen Rabel, Kevin Myles, and Guy Lunay received the award for using three Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) to leverage American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funds to deliver projects that helped save the government $4.48 million in annual utility costs. The energy and water conservation work was accomplished in 75 GSA facilities spread throughout Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
We echo these various third parties in honoring such a fine group of dedicated public servants.