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Quotes from the Industry Advisory Council's Executive Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pa.

'We're beyond outsourcing maintenance and janitorial services. Now we're outsourcing mission-critical applications. The days of saying 'the contractor failed' are over.'

'Chip Mather, principal of Acquisition Solutions Inc. of Chantilly, Va.

'What I would say after hearing this is, 'My head hurts.' '

'Air Force deputy CIO John Gilligan, after listening to a technical discussion on firewalls and intrusion detection

'The effect of Sept. 11 hasn't been to change the scope of our program, but some of the driving forces behind it. The effect was to scare people quite a bit. ' Hopefully the pocketbooks [for security] will open up.'

'John Reece, IRS CIO

'A-76 is just a process for torturing both the public and private sectors. Everybody wastes
two years and a lot of money, then you start all over again.'

'Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of Indianapolis, now a consultant with ACS Inc. of Dallas [Page 11]

Virginia L. McCormick

Mayi Canales

Virginia L. McCormick, business development manager at OAO Corp. of Greenbelt, Md., and a 46-year General Services Administration employee, received the [IMGCAP(1)]first Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership award from the Industry Advisory Council during its Executive Leadership Conference last week in Hershey, Pa.

The award commemorates Mendenhall, assistant regional administrator of GSA's Federal Technology Service in Atlanta, and the first woman to join the Senior Executive Service. She died last summer.

'For the rest of my life I will do everything in my power to honor the memory of my dear friend Janice,' McCormick said upon receiving the award.

[IMGCAP(2)]The Agriculture Department's acting CIO Ira Hobbs received IAC's government contributor of the year award, and Mayi Canales, deputy CIO of the Treasury Department, received IAC's government communicator of the year award.

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Laura S. Unger announced her plans to leave the agency this fall. Unger, who emphasized the impact of technology in her years with the SEC, was sworn in as a commissioner in 1997 and was acting chairman from February to August this year.


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