IAC honors Flyzik, Kelman, other fed standouts

RICHMOND, Va.--The Industry Advisory Council this month honored
government employees and projects that have made a difference.


Recognized for special achievement and leadership were Treasury chief information
officer James J. Flyzik and former Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator
Steve Kelman. IAC officials handed out the awards at the seventh annual Executive
Leadership Conference.


Flyzik "for several years has been at the forefront in government, leading the way
to effective use and management of information technology," IAC said.


Flyzik recently finished a stint as the first chairman of the Government IT Services
Board. "As a result of his leadership, major accomplishments have been achieved
through the government's use of information technology in rendering customer
service," IAC said.


Kelman, who last month left government to return to his teaching post at Harvard
University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, was recognized for reforming government
buying.


Kelman "has truly made a difference in government and industry through his
continuing work in bringing reform to the government procurement process. His successes
include achieving increased communications with industry, promoting increased use of
commercial products, and reducing complexity of the vendor proposal, evaluation and award
process," the council said.


Other awardees included:


IAC honored
him for his pivotal role identifying governmentwide information technology programs for
the National Performance Review's Access America Report.


"As the chairperson for the Chief Information
Offices Council's Subcommittee on Year 2000, she increased the number of agencies
participating on the subcommittee from less than 10 in 1996 to more than 56 at the present
time," the council said.


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