CIO Council lauds teamwork

The Education Department's winning Assistive Technology Team is flanked by presenters Jim Flyzik and Mark Forman. The department won kudos for its review of Section 508 compliance.

Rachel LaPorte Taylor, left, and Lisa Wolfisch were part of the Census Bureau's MapStats Team that received one of the first CIO Council Awards.

The CIO Council last month held a reception to honor the winners of the first CIO Council Awards. The awards were presented after the council's November meeting by acting chairman Mark Forman and outgoing vice chairman Jim Flyzik, who is retiring this week to start a consulting business. The winners were:
  • The Virtual IT Job Fair, sponsored in April by the Office of Personnel Management and the CIO Council's Work Force and Human Capital for IT Committee

  • The Census Bureau's MapStats team, whose portal, at, displays statistical information from regional, state, county and metropolitan viewpoints

  • The Education Department's Assistive Technology team, which conducts systematic reviews to ensure Section 508 compliance and sets baseline standards for software and hardware

  • The Navy's Web Medical Appointments team, whose Web system for scheduling medical appointments has relieved telephone workloads, reduced the number of no-shows and served as a model across the Defense Department.


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