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ACT-IAC: Where government and industry leaders collaborate.
Each year ACT-IAC is honored to recognize extraordinary individuals in government and industry deserving of our respect and acknowledgement; those who have made significant contributions to improving government and to government-industry collaboration.
ACT-IAC IS NOW SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS – To Be Presented at Imagine Nation ELC 2019:
Each award considers the impact in creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government through contributions by members of the ACT-IAC organization or government personnel with extraordinary impact. Each aligns with the ACT-IAC strategic priorities of education; leadership; and collaboration
Each award aligns with one or more of the pillars as represented in the ACT-IAC Strategic plan:
This sets the ACT-IAC context in which these esteemed awards are conferred.
Each award is aimed at recognizing extraordinary impact on the part of ACT-IAC members or, in some cases, non-member government personnel, towards creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government for all.
ACT-IAC Government Executive Leadership Award – conferred in the spirit of John J. Franke.
The spirit of this award – John J Franke was an early adopter and began a movement towards a more efficient government. He was director of the Federal Quality Institute and a former assistant secretary of agriculture for administration and assistant secretary of agriculture for administration from 1982 until December 1989. He became director of the Federal Quality Institute, a quasi-independent organization that trained federal managers to improve the quality and efficiency of government services. He also served as vice chairman of the President's Council on Management Improvement and as chairman of its government operations committee
This award is presented to a government individual who has made a difference in the federal community and contributes in the spirit of the ACT-IAC mission; and has leaned forward with new methods and approaches, creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government over time.
ACT-IAC – Industry Executive Leadership Award – conferred in the spirit of Janice K. Mendenhall
The spirit of this award – A life-long civil servant and exceptional leader, Janice Mendenhall was known for her dedication to mentoring others and strengthening government and industry relations. She served as an assistant regional administrator with the General Services Administration, Federal Technology Service in Atlanta, GA. She received many honors during her career, including the GSA Meritorious Service Award in 1990, an agency honoree award from Government Computer News in 1991, GSA’s Distinguished Service Award in 1994, and the Presidential Meritorious Service Rank Award in 1999.
This is award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in improving government and ACT-IAC and is a sustaining achiever. This individual is a mentor and strengthens government and industry relations -- an individual who continues to exemplify the best public service and is well respected among the Federal IT Community.
This is the highest award given to qualified candidates.
This award is presented to an individual(s) or team(s) from government and/or industry who has made a difference in the federal community through collaboration and acts in the spirit of the ACT-IAC mission, while driving new methods and approaches and creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government over the last 5 years.
Individual or Team Award.
ACT-IAC Education Award – conferred in the spirit of Virginia “Ginny” McCormick
Recognizes an individual or team from government or industry who has made significant contributions in educating, sharing knowledge, and bringing awareness towards a more effective and efficient government
ACT-IAC Contributor of the Year Award
Government Contributor of the year