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Fed 100 recognizes two PEO EIS leaders

By PEO EIS Public Affairs

I am pleased to announce that two members of the PEO EIS team have been recognized as Fed 100 Award winners by Federal Computer Week. COL Pat Burden, Program Manager for GFEBS, and Mr. Victor Hernandez, Director of Program Management at PEO EIS, were recognized as two of the top 100 government and industry leaders who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community. The awards recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their mission, and I couldn't agree more.

COL Patrick Burden

COL Burden has been recognized for leading the design, testing, training and fielding of GFEBS. This was a monumental effort, critical to meeting the Army's goal of audit readiness by 2017. He was the driving force behind the full-fielding of GFEBS to over 53,000 users across the Army during FY13. Thanks to COL Burden's leadership and outstanding team performance, for the first time in the history of the Army, senior leaders have accurate, reliable and timely financial information, and we have improved forecasting and allocation of resource capabilities thanks to his important work.

Mr. Victor Hernandez

Victor Hernandez is recognized for his actions associated with the Congressional reprogramming effort supporting network modernization. The Army took the first steps towards architecting an enterprise network focused on improving capacity and security while minimizing stovepipes globally. This joint strategy, a partnership with DOD CIO, DISA, Army and Air Force, required large procurements to minimize overall costs and ensure equipment availability, which had not been included in the budget. Victor worked with stakeholders across the Department to ensure that dollars were executed to make this vision a reality.

Both winners will be recognized at the Federal 100 Awards Gala March 20 at the Washington Hilton. A full list of award winners can be found here:

Congratulations to both awardees!

Douglas K. Wiltsie

Posted February 26, 2014