The Hammer's last hurrah

The Hammer's last hurrah

The National Partnership for Reinventing Government handed out the last of more than 1,300 Hammer Awards and toasted previous winners during the NPR Hammer Award Alumni Event last week at the Mint building. The awards program, started in 1993 by former Vice President Gore, honored efforts to improve government services. Winners last week were the team in charge of the IRS modernization effort and the group behind the FirstGov Web portal.

At top left, NPR director Morley Winograd, left, presents the IRS Hammer Award to Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and IRS deputy commissioner Bob Wenzel.
At left, members of the FirstGov group include, from left, Transportation CIO George Molaski and Commerce CIO Roger Baker, both FirstGov board members; Deborah Diaz, GSA's deputy associate administrator for FirstGov; Dave Binetti of the FedSearch Foundation and GSA CIO Bill Piatt.

Many Hammer Award alumni attended, including, above, three-time winner Ken Bryson of the Census Bureau and two-time winner Michael Arko of the Agriculture Department.

Say What?

'How often do you say something like,
'Why can't a country that put a man on the moon create a plug-and-play printer driver?' '

'James H. Morris, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science

'There's a human resources war out there right now.'
'Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas Dodge,
director of interactive marketing, Navy Recruiting Command (Page 14)

DISA makes plans

The Defense Information Systems Agency laid out its 500-day plan for supporting Defense Department decision-making during a recent luncheon hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Joseph Draham, above left, of GTSI emceed the event during which DISA Director Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege described the 500-day plan, called DISA 2002.
Stan Williams of Andrulis Corp. of Arlington, Va., above right, talks with Air Force Col. James M. Abel Jr. of the Joint Chiefs' office.

At right, Air Force Col. Terry Pricer, left, Col. Michael Turner of DISA and Lt. Col. Marcus Miller of the Joint Chiefs' office get together.

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