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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:

  • ACT-IAC Government Executive Leadership Award – Conferred in the spirit of John J. Franke
  • ACT-IAC Industry Executive Leadership Award – Conferred in the spirit of Janice K. Mendenhall
  • ACT-IAC Collaboration Award
  • ACT-IAC Education Award – Conferred in the spirit of Ginny McCormick
  • ACT-IAC Individual Contributor of the Year – Industry
  • ACT-IAC Individual Contributor of the Year – Government
  • ACT-IAC Rookie of the Year
     

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:

• Education
• Leadership
• Collaboration

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.

Award Overview Criteria

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

Overview:

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.

Note:

This is the highest award given to qualified candidates.

Criteria:

  • Extraordinary
  • Impactful
  • Government employee Innovator
  • Contributing to the federal community over a sustained period of 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.

Overview:

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.

Note:

This is the highest award given to qualified candidates.

Criteria:

  • Individual who is with a member company.
  • Extraordinary
  • Impactful
  • Contributing to both ACT-IAC & Federal community over a sustained period of time
ACT-IAC Collaboration Award(s)

Overview:

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.

Note:

Individual or Team Award.

Criteria:

  • Collaborative
  • Extraordinary
  • Impactful
  • Innovator
  • If industry contributing to ACT-IAC
  • If government, contributing to the Federal community over the last 5 years.

ACT-IAC Education Award – conferred in the spirit of Virginia “Ginny” McCormick

The spirit of this award: – Virginia “Ginny” McCormick – Ginny was a long-time government servant who worked for General Services Administration for 46 years before retiring. Through her work with the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils (FGIPC, now ACT) and the ADP Council of the Southeastern States, Ginny helped define the government-industry partnership as we know it today. She built and drove conferences the likes of which this industry had never seen, recruiting speakers from the highest ranks of the military as well as the titans of the technology industry. She also hosted overseas delegations, sharing both her city and her home with visitors, some of whom became lifelong friends.

Overview:

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

Note:

Individual or team award.

Criteria:

  • Active proponent of collaborative industry and government education through ACT-IAC activities.
  • Seeking an unsung hero(es) who may contribute “behind the scenes”.
  • Making a difference in helping ACT-IAC
  • Government or Industry
  • Either an individual or team
  • Impact within the past year

ACT-IAC Contributor of the Year Award

Government Contributor of the year

Industry Contributor of the year

Overview:

This is awarded to a Government Contributor of the Year and to an Industry Contributor of the Year. If a government nomination, then significant involvement in the federal community and actions aligned to the spirt of the ACT-IAC mission. If an industry nomination, then significant contributions over the current year and has made a difference in ACT-IAC.

Criteria:

  • Significant contribution to ACT-IAC
  • May come from any of the ACT-IAC communities, program areas, special projects, or other areas within ACT-IAC
  • Impact is within the past year
ACT-IAC Rookie of the Year Award

Overview:

This award goes to an individual who is a new ACT-IAC volunteer and who, through their volunteer work is making, or has made, a significant contribution to ACT-IAC. The company or agency may have been a long-time member of ACT-IAC, however the individual is new to ACT-IAC.

Criteria:

  • Significant contribution to ACT-IAC
  • Impact is over the last 2 years