CIO Council honors Reno and Young

CIO Council honors Reno and Young

Working on federal projects is challenging, GTSI's award-winner Dendy Young says.

Second annual Azimuth Awards honor accomplishments in and support of federal IT advancements

By Thomas R. Temin and Christopher J. Dorobek

GCN Staff

Attorney General Janet Reno and Government Technology Services Inc. chairman Dendy Young won the Chief Information Officers Council's Azimuth Awards for 2000.

Reno received her award last month after her keynote speech at the FOSE trade show in Washington [GCN, April 24, Page 3]. Young received his at a dinner hosted by FOSE.

This marks the second year the CIO Council has given Azimuth Awards, which honor accomplishments during the preceding year that supported federal information technology.

James 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 to create national law enforcement systems.

In brief remarks, Reno noted the importance of protection of online systems and privacy. Despite the proliferation of online systems, 'we can't forget the human touch,' she said.

At the Young ceremony, Flyzik said the chief executive officer of the Chantilly, Va., reseller has demonstrated a willingness to give back to the federal IT community.

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

Last year, the council gave the first Azimuth Award to John A. Koskinen, chairman of the President's Council on the Year 2000 Conversion, and Milton E. Cooper, president of Computer Science Corp.'s federal division [GCN, March 29, 1999, Page 54].

The council also honored the members of its committees, which Flyzik said do most of the council's work. The certificate of appreciation recipients were:

Despite systems, don't 'forget the human touch,' Attorney General Janet Reno says.

''The Agency for International Development's Jim Craft

''The Agriculture Department's Marilyn Holland

''The Commerce Department's Sherry Cage

''The Customs Service's Rob C. Thomas

''The Defense Department's Terry Hagle and Sarah Smythe

''The Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office's Paul Rodgers

''The General Services Administration's Annie Barr, Tom Burke, Bill Cooley, Adrian Fish, Janice Green, Artch Griffin, Michele Heffner, Tom Horan, Emory Miller, Nora Rice, Keith Thurston and Terry Weaver

''The Health and Human Services Department's Mark Brown

''NASA's Dabney Hibbert and Judy Wissinger

''The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Fran Nielsen, Bruce K. Rosen, Gary Stoneburner and Marianne Swanson

''The National Labor Relations Board's Pat Davis

''The Navy's Karen Danis

''The Office of Management and Budget's Virginia Huth, William McVay, Lew Oleinick, Glenn Schlarman, Jameet Seehra and Ed Springer

''The Office of Personnel Management's Rich D'Adamo

''The State Department's Tim Fitzgerald, Danuta Guzowski and Pat Popovich

''The Treasury Department's Darren Ash, Mayi Canales, Dagne Fulcher and Fred Thompson.

Industry officials also received appreciation certificates for supporting federal projects. The recipients were Andy Staton of Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va.; Mike Hovey, Guy King and Ron Knode of Computer Sciences Corp.; and Rod Murphy of Orkand Corp. of Falls Church, Va.


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