The Mint and USDA honor 18 employees at IT forum

The Mint and USDA honor 18 employees at IT forum

The Agriculture Department, the Mint, GCN and Washington Technology honored 18 federal employees for their work in information technology. Awards were presented last week at the GCN'Washington Technology Executive IT Forum in Washington.

The Mint honored employees working in its Office of ERP Systems Support:

Keith Regatts, manager of OESS' Maximo/ADCS team, whose work includes enterprise resource planning integration and software implementation, and assisting in the development of training programs, agencywide operating standards and the formation of the Mint's Maximo User Group. Maximo is a plant equipment and optimization software package; ADCS is an automated data collection system.

Bill Byrd, manager of the design and control team, which handles configuration management for the Mint's Consolidated Information System (COINS), for creating end-user technical documents and managing the Mint's online technical library.


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Charlotte Scott, leader of the team responsible for maintaining and supporting nine finance and distribution modules.

Gabrielle Caddle, acting manager of the systems development and training team, and test manager for COINS.

Dick Landrine, manager of the manufacturing team, whose primary job is to direct application implementations and upgrades that support the Mint's manufacturing operations.

Eleanor Braun, manager of the human resources and payroll team, for leading a current effort that will integrate the personnel and payroll systems.

Agriculture honored employees in many of its agencies:

Karen Kinney, project manager for the Agricultural Research Service, for guiding the re-engineering of ARS' systems.

Bill Ringwald, Region 2 radio program manager for the Forest Service, for leading the Southwest Colorado Land Mobile Radio Narrowband Transition Project.

Jim Cotter, enterprise data warehouse administrator for the National Agricultural Statistics Service, for designing and implementing an extraction, transformation and loading system to support NASS' 425 annual reports.

Stephen Webber, systems deployment leader for the Natural Resources Conservation Service's IT Center, for advising NRCS employees nationwide in hardware and software purchases.

Jennifer Schukar, project manager for NRCS' IT Center, for managing the Office Information Profile database application.

Top, left to right: USDA honorees Jennifer Schukar and Fred Tewell take in the atmosphere; Mint associate director and CIO Jackie Fletcher was on hand to honor agency employees. Bottom, Scott Lewis, left, managing vice president for the Washington office of Gartner Group Inc., discusses IT and, presumably, the laws of probability with Scott Lewis, publisher of GCN and Washington Technology, during the forum, while USDA acting CIO Ira Hobbs confers with Fletcher.
David W. Stillwagon, chief of the Telecommunications and Office Automation Branch of the National Finance Center's Office of the Chief Financial Officer, for leadership
in several telecommunications initiatives.

Vernelle Archer, division chief of Washington telecommunications services and operations in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, for planning and deploying new technology.

Fred Tewell, branch chief of the CIO office's Telecommunications Customer Service Center, for leading the implementation of the General Services Administration's Washington Interagency Telecommunications System 2001 program.

Rodney Follett, project manager for the CIO office's Applications Development Cross-servicing Branch, for developing Agriculture's Agency Application Services Division.

Carol Henson, chief of Rural Development's Business-Cooperative Services Branch, for establishing a Web farm in St. Louis to support USDA's county agencies.

Marilyn Miller, team leader in implementing Rural Development's Web farm, for hosting the bureau's and other USDA agencies' applications.

Gary Davis, chief of Rural Development's Telecommunications Branch, for his role in designing and implementing electronic-commerce applications.


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