The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer Dave Wennergren was recognized for his outstanding leadership with a John J. Franke Award. The John J. Franke Award has been given annually since 1999 to recognize individuals who make extraordinary long-term contributions to the federal government. Winners are senior government employees with 15 to 20 years of service, who typically have successfully led enterprise-wide initiatives across a government or Defense agency.
The award is named in memory of John J. Franke, who was director of the Federal Quality Institute at the Agriculture Department and a long-time president of the American Council for Technology (ACT), which sponsors the award. Each year, the award recipient is selected by a committee of the previous awardees.
With the Department of the Navy for 26 years, Wennergren has served as the DON CIO since 2002 and the vice chairman of the Federal CIO Council since January 2006. Wennegren received the award at the ACT/Industry Advisory Council's annual Change Management Conference June 4, 2006.
John Lussier, Director of Operations, Telecom/Spectrum/Wireless Team Leader was recognized with the Federal CIO Council Leadership Award. The award is presented to federal employees for their outstanding achievements in improving the way government does business through information technology. The award was presented at the Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO) in Williamsburg, Va.
Barbara Hoffman, Investment and Performance Management Team Leader was recognized with the Government Computer News IT Leadership Award. The award recognizes distinguished individuals from federal, state and local governments for their outstanding work in the field of government information technology. The award was presented at the Government Computer News third annual Government IT Leadership Awards Conference in Washington D.C.