AFFIRM confirms IT leaders

The Association for Federal IRM conferred its annual leadership awards on government executives at a luncheon last month in Washington.

AFFIRM gave its top honor, the Executive Leadership Award, to Patrick R. Schambach, associate undersecretary for information, science and technology at the Transportation Security Administration.

Left to right: Commerce's Michael Sade, center, who was honored for leadership in procurement, talks with Rebecca West of the Transportation Department and Harold Klink of SI International.

Award-winner Patrick Schambach chats with Leslie Barry of Computer Sciences Corp. during the luncheon.

ITAA's Olga Grkavac, left, and the Postal Service's Jane Langdon both took home awards.


Left to right: AFFIRM president Emory Miller of GSA, left, presents an award for innovation to the Army's Robert Lehnes.

AFFIRM vice president Debra Stouffer of EPA, left, talks with the General Services Administration's Deborah Diaz.

OMB associate director of IT and e-government Mark Forman, left, who spoke at the luncheon, didn't have to look far to find the e-government award winner, OMB's Dan Chenok.

Other awards and winners
  • Legislative IT Leadership: Melissa Wojciak, staff director of the House Committee on Government Reform

  • Service to the Citizen: Jane Langdon, Internet channel manager for the Postal Service

  • Acquisition and Procurement Leadership: Michael Sade, director and procurement executive for the Commerce Department

  • Industry Leadership: Olga Grkavac, executive vice president of the Information Technology Association of America

  • Innovative Applications Leadership: Robert Lehnes, Army deputy program executive officer for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors

  • E-Government Leadership: Daniel Chenok, information policy and technology branch chief for the Office of Management and Budget

  • Leadership in Service to the Government IT Community: Costis Toregas, of the National Academy of Public Administration.

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