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FCW : March 30, 2013
18 March 30, 2013 FCW.COM THE FEDERAL 100 David Alexander Director of the Geospatial Management Of ce Department of Homeland Security Geospatial guru. Alexan- der saved DHS $25 million in six months by imple- menting an agencywide common operating picture for geographic informa- tion systems. Using his tech-savvy leadership, methodical methods and vast knowledge of geospa- tial enterprises, Alexander produced a tool now used by 3,000 DHS agents --- and did it in three months instead of the scheduled ve. By providing structure for disaster management and reducing duplication of effort, his work has im- proved the government's ability to respond to crises and will lead to expected savings of $100 million in the next three years. Gregory D. Ambrose CIO and Assistant Director of US-VISIT's IT Management Division Department of Homeland Security DHS' "human energy drink. " In his rst year on the job, Ambrose revamped the way IT and biometric services are planned, developed and delivered to stakeholders of DHS' U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program, one of the largest biometric databases in the world. His vision and leadership infused energy into his team and enabled DHS to attract and hire more than two dozen technologists for the effort. Ambrose transformed his organiza- tion's culture to be more results-oriented and al- lowed the government to become the integrator for the IT services provided by US-VISIT. Kent W. Armstrong Associate CIO for Data Center Operations and Director of the National IT Center Agriculture Department A consolidation and cloud leader. Armstrong's efforts to help USDA meet its data center consolidation objectives have reaped a 40 percent savings on hardware and soft- ware infrastructure. In a complementary initiative, he streamlined processes to decrease server builds from weeks to hours. Those efforts have resulted in a 20 percent reduction in service costs in the past two years. In a survey, Gartner analysts found that the services provided under Armstrong's leader- ship are six months ahead of industry. Overall, his ef- forts are saving taxpayers $19.4 million a year. Dorothy Aronson Director of the Division of Information Systems National Science Foundation A master of innovation. Aronson developed and implemented a compre- hensive IT improvement plan for NSF and accom- plished most of the work while serving in an acting capacity. The plan includes 16 major projects, such as moving services to the cloud and modernizing and upgrading critical sys- tems. Aronson's "vision, innovation and creativity... enhanced NSF's abil- ity to fund cutting-edge research and development projects, " said Eugene Hubbard, director of NSF's Of ce of Information and Resource Management. "Most of all, it is her lead- ership that inspires her staff and her colleagues to often do the improb- able in support of the NSF mission. " Darren B. Ash CIO Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public/private community builder. Ash wears several hats as CIO, chief Freedom of Information Act of cer and senior accountable of cial for open govern- ment at NRC. And since last July, he also serves in a voluntary capacity as chairman of the American Council for Technology, where he has worked tire- lessly to fuse stronger ties between government and industry and encourage more federal leaders to get involved in the community. Ash is being recognized in particular for his efforts to change ACT's conference model from one-shot deals to a set of linked discus- sions throughout the year. David Alexander Gregory D. Ambrose Kent W. Armstrong Dorothy Aronson Darren B. Ash
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