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Ms. Dawn Bare Named FCW Rising Star

By Ms. Tricia Shelley, Public Affairs, CHESS

Ms. Dawn Bare
Ms. Dawn Bare

Federal Computer Weekly(FCW) recently named Ms. Dawn Bare as a 2017 Rising Star, an award that recognizes outstanding individuals within the IT community that are making a difference today and establishing themselves as future leaders. Ms. Bare serves in Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) as a product management specialist and Army enterprise software initiative lead and manages software contracts valued over $802 million that support a customer base of over 17,000. Ms. Bare, in coordination with Army Contracting Command – Rock Island, was imperative in the awarding of the Minitab ELA, a $2.8 million agreement executed against the Navy’s Enterprise Software Initiative Blanket Purchase Agreement. With Ms. Bare’s efforts in gathering the required research and negotiating with the vendor, the Army was able to reduce the overall license cost per user for Minitab from $1,595 to $240 annual, per subscription.

Of the 21 awardees, Ms. Bare was the only Army employee selected for the notable award, open to individuals working in the federal IT community. “Dawn is an exceptional member of the CHESS team and I’m happy to see her hard work publicly recognized by FCW” said Mr. Doug Haskin, product lead, CHESS. “This year has seen many great examples of her highest quality work, to include the Minitab Enterprise License Agreement award and the IT Services – Small Business contract ceiling increase. CHESS and the Army are lucky to have her on our team!” This year’s Rising Stars were honored at the Government Computer News Dig IT Awards gala on Oct. 19.

Posted November 14, 2017