Reno, GTSI's Young win Azimuth Awards

Reno, GTSI's Young win Azimuth Awards

By Thomas R. Temin

GCN Staff

APRIL 19'Attorney General Janet Reno and Dendy Young, the chairman and chief executive officer of Government Technology Services Inc. of Chantilly, Va., have won the Chief Information Officer Council's Azimuth Awards for 2000. Reno received her award after her keynote speech at the FOSE trade show this week in Washington. Young received his award last night at a dinner hosted by FOSE.

Each year, the CIO Council confers two Azimuth Awards'one for a government employee and one for industry. The awards are for accomplishments during the preceding year in support of federal information technology efforts.

Jim Flyzik, the council's co-chairman and CIO of the Treasury Department, praised Reno for promoting systems accessibility for the disabled and for the Justice Department's efforts in building national law enforcement systems.

In brief remarks during a private awards ceremony, Reno noted the importance of protection of online systems and privacy. Despite the proliferation of online systems, Reno said, "we can't forget the human touch."

In handing Young his award, Flyzik noted Young's willingness to give back to the federal IT community through involvement in various groups, including the CIO Council.

Said Young: "When you stop having relationships that add value, you stop living. Where else can you have the opportunity to work with projects [that have] the size, scope and challenge of [those in] government?"

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