2008 Rising Star Tiffani Harris

Tiffani Harris streamlined the paper trail in the Solicitation Writing System

2008 Rising Star

TITLE: Contract specialist

AGENCY: General Services Administration

LOCATION: Arlington, Va.

Tiffani Harris


In her third year in GSA's Career Intern Program, Harris is responsible for basic contract administration and is a member of the IT acquisition support team that helps manage the IT Schedule 70 solicitation.

COMPLETE LIST: 2008 GCN Rising Stars

Mary Powers-King, director of governmentwide acquisition contracts and IT schedule programs at GSA, cited Harris' work during the migration of Schedule 70 to the Solicitation Writing System, an acquisition tool. As program manager of the migration process ' and with minimal supervision ' Harris formed an advisory team of senior contract specialists and organized and led team meetings. As a result, offerors' submissions have been reduced from more than 150 pages to 21 pages, and vendors can access more information electronically.

About Rising Stars 2008

Turnover among information technology leaders is a fact of life in government circles. Who's there to take the baton? The 2008 Rising Stars exemplify the strengths of the emerging generation of IT leaders, mixing technical savvy and innovative thinking with an instinct for collaboration and a commitment to the government's mission. Government Computer News is joining Federal Computer Week and Washington Technology in making the awards an 1105 Government Information Group 360-degree special report. For a look at all the Rising Stars, click here.

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