FGIPC honors Treasury CIO Flyzik and nine government programs

FGIPC honors Treasury CIO Flyzik and nine government programs

James Flyzik last week received the John J. Franke Award from the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils.

James Flyzik
FGIPC presented the award to Flyzik, acting deputy secretary for management and chief information officer at the Treasury Department, during its annual conference in New Orleans.


'It gives the systems people an opportunity to respond to the naysayers. They can say, 'For $50,000, we can give it a shot. If it works, hey. If it doesn't, hey, it's only $50,000.' '

'Judith Spencer, chair of the Federal
PKI Steering Committee, on a new public-key infrastructure kit [Page 10]

'Unfortunately, the directive has proved to be long on nouns and short on verbs. The time has come for implementation and execution.'

'Frank J. Cilluffo, of the Center for
Strategic and International Studies' Homeland Defense Project, talking about Presidential Decision Directive 63 [Page 8]

The Franke award, for a distinguished career in information management, is named for a former assistant secretary of the Agriculture Department.

FGIPC executive director Alan Balutis also handed out the group's annual Intergovernmental Solutions Awards. The honors went to five federal agencies and four state programs:

  • Defense Department for 2Star, a joint unit readiness system

  • Federal Highway Administration for its Transportation Knowledge-Sharing initiative

  • General Services Administration for the FirstGov portal

  • National Imagery and Mapping Agency for the Sky Media project

  • Social Security Administration for its Interactive Video Teletraining Network

  • California for Vision, a statewide integrated case management system for criminal trial courts

  • Oregon for its Database Initiative Project to capture school performance data

  • Minnesota for its Cyber Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System

  • Virginia for its Digital Opportunities effort to bring Internet access to poor citizens.

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