AFFIRM honors the achievements of 4
- By Kevin Powers
- Jun 30, 1997
AFFIRM for the first time also gave three other awards to IRM leaders for
accomplishments in procurement, service to the citizen and industry initiatives. The
association presented the awards this month at a luncheon in Washington.
AFFIRM recognized Thompson for his work reinventing GSA's information technology
procurement, service and policy operations.
Thompson was the first federal CIO appointed under the IT Management Reform Act and has
played a significant role on the CIO Council. He leads the Council's Capital Planning and
As to AFFIRM's newest honors, Steven Kelman received the group's inaugural Acquisitions
Leadership Award. AFFIRM honored Kelman, administrator of the Office of Federal
Procurement Policy, for helping steer the administration's procurement reform legislation
through Congress and streamlining governmentwide buying regulations.
Jim Flyzik, acting deputy assistant secretary of Treasury for information systems and
the department's acting CIO, won AFFIRM's first Service to the Citizens Leadership Award.
The association recognized Flyzik for his work as team leader of the National Performance
Review's IT Team and chairman of the Government IT Services Board.
Renato "Renny" DiPentima, president of federal systems for SRA International
Inc. of Arlington, Va., received AFFIRM's Industry Leadership Award.
DiPentima was the leader of an industry task force on implementing ITMRA.
A former deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration for systems,
DiPentima also was in charge of a federal information technology reform task force whose
recommendations were used in drafting ITMRA.