IRMCO honors its natural resources

Citizen advocate Ralph Nader opens the conference with an address calling on the government not to be too businesslike in its operation.

The Interagency Resources Management Conference staged its 2003 event this year in Cambridge, Md., with three days of informational sessions, panel discussions, exhibits and awards.
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Hari Bezwada,left in picture, who led the effort to rebuild the IT infrastructure at the Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, received IRMCO's 2003 Individual Award. Norm Lorentz, left, formerly of the Office of Management and Budget, and the General Services Administration's G. Martin Wagner made the presentation. Under Bezwada's direction, the work was finished in six months and saved $12 million.

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The Patent and Trademark Office and the Postal Service's Trademark Postal team won the 2003 Team award for a project to automate bulk mailing to send time-sensitive legal notices to patent and trademark applicants. The group developed the prototype in three months and fully implemented the system last summer. PTO CIO Douglas Bourgeois holds the award, flanked by members of the team.

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