IRMCO honors Army's budget officer for work in Iraq

CAMBRIDGE, Md.'Wesley Miller, chief of management and control for the Army's Budget Office, today became the fourth military federal employee and the third straight to receive the Interagency Resources Management Council's highest honor.

Miller was selected from 27 nominees and three finalists as a top leader who is transforming business practices of the government.

In addition to Miller's individual award, the Interior Department's National Business Center E-Payroll project team received the sixth annual IRMCO team award for helping consolidate 26 payroll providers into four.

For the most of last two years, Miller managed the budgetary resources for the rebuilding of Iraq. He managed an $18.4 billion budget to help restore Iraqi oil production and electricity infrastructure.

He also developed a finance plan to provide $20 billion across six national infrastructure areas in Iraq.

'Miller's strategic leadership in resource management has been instrumental in bringing the interagency community together,' G. Martin Wagner, the General Services Administration's associate administrator for governmentwide policy, said today at the IRMCO 2004 conference awards luncheon.

'The results of his participation can be seen today in increased Iraqi oil production, steadying electricity generation, enhanced security for troops and civilians [and] start up construction.'

The National Business Center's E-Payroll team, led by the center's director Tim Vigotsky, migrated four agencies that represented 90,000 employee accounts. The project team's work helped eliminate seven legacy systems, and enabled greater standardization of payroll and personnel data and processes across organizational lines.

'Most importantly, the consolidation demonstrated improved customer service to the managers and employees of the new client agencies,' Wagner said.

The other finalists for the individual award were:

  • Lt. Col. Joseph Schafer, assistant project manager for Kuwait Iraq Command Control, who helped extend next-generation secure voice and data services to dozens of coalition partner bases in the combat zone.


  • Maj. Stephan Picard, IT officer for the National Guard's Distributive Training Technology Project. Picard runs a program to provide classroom learning online for reserve military forces and civilian students.


  • The other finalists for the team award were:

  • The Defense Department's Enterprise Software Initiative Systems Integration Enterprise Agreement Project team for its work to save the agency millions of dollars on volume software buys.


  • GSA's FirstGov.gov project team for its work on providing a gateway for public feedback for all three branches of government.


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