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Recognizing The Leadership Of Mr. Sonny Hashmi In Advancing Innovative Technology Initiatives That Enhance Citizen Services, Save Taxpayer Dollars, And Promote Best Practices Across The Federal… November 12, 2014
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize and congratulate my constituent, Mr. Sonny Hashmi of Oakton, Virginia for being selected as a 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalist in the management excellence category. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service presents the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals annually to pay tribute to America’s dedicated civil servants. These prestigious medals honor and celebrate an esteemed group of Federal employees that have achieved significant accomplishments in the course of serving their country. Honorees are public servants who represent a broad and diverse array of disciplines and career fields. All nominees exemplify the ideal Federal employee with respect to their strong commitment to mission, and the creativity and spirit of innovation each brings to his or her respective agency. Mr. Hashmi serves as the Chief Information Officer for the United States General Services Administration, or GSA. In this role, Mr. Hashmi is responsible for managing GSA’s $600 million information technology budget and ensuring that GSA’s IT initiatives effectively align with the agency’s strategic goals and government-wide leadership responsibilities in key areas, such as information security and enterprise architecture efforts. According to the Partnership for Public Service, Mr. Hashmi was instrumental in launching GSA’s groundbreaking “Drive to the Cloud” initiative. This program enabled GSA to lead by example in becoming the first agency to transition its email services to a cloud-based platform, along with its collaboration and documents management tools. It is projected that these two migrations from legacy systems to cloud-based platforms will result in $15 million in savings for the agency by "
Recognizing The Contributions And Career Achievements Of Dr. Scott Gerald Borg, Whose Leadership Has Been Instrumental In Developing America’S Antarctic Research Program Into One Of The Most… November 12, 2014
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize and congratulate my constituent, Dr. Scott Gerald Borg of Fairfax Virginia, for being selected as a 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalist in the career achievement category. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service presents the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals annually to pay tribute to America’s dedicated civil servants. These prestigious medals honor and celebrate an esteemed group of Federal employees that have achieved significant accomplishments in the course of serving their country. Honorees are public servants who represent a broad and diverse array of disciplines and career fields. All nominees exemplify the ideal Federal employee with respect to their strong commitment to mission, and the creativity and spirit of innovation each brings to his or her respective agency. Dr. Borg serves as the Head of the Section for Antarctic Sciences within the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs. According to the Partnership for Public Service, under Dr. Borg’s direction, the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic research program has become one of the most esteemed and comprehensive on the continent. Today, Dr. Borg plays a critical role in guiding the U.S. Antarctic science program that supports cutting-edge research across a range of topics, including climate change, the origins and nature of the universe, and the discovery of new species of extinct dinosaurs. The work being facilitated by Dr. Borg and his colleagues is truly groundbreaking research. For example, Dr. Borg’s leadership is credited with overcoming numerous technical and logistical challenges that enabled the National Science Foundation to complete the West Antarctic Ice Sheet drilling project, which extracted ice core that dates back 68,000 years and represents the highest-resolution record of climate obtained to date. Further, Dr. Borg also oversaw the development of clean drilling technology that retrieved the first-ever pure water samples from an Antarctic lake a half mile below the surface of ice sheet. These samples are estimated to have been sealed under the ice for approximately 15 million years, and may enable researchers to understand what types of life can survive on other worlds. Being named a finalist by the Partnership for Public Service is just the latest honor in Dr. Borg’s outstanding and celebrated career that has made tremendous contributions to the global research community and elevated the prestige of Federal scientific research over the past two decades. Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in extending our highest praise and congratulations to Dr. Scott Gerald Borg for being selected as a finalist for the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Career Achievement Medal. Dr. Borg and his fellow nominees all boast impressive accomplishments, from working to eradicate polio in India to landing an exploratory vehicle on Mars to saving the Air Force more than $1 billion in 2012 by reducing energy consumption. It has been my great privilege and honor to represent Dr. Borg and the tens of thousands of exceptional Federal workers who hail from Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. They all deserve our thanks and respect."
Recognizing The Contributions Of Ms. Alice Lippert In Developing A Critical Information-Sharing System To Coordinate The Emergency Response Services Of The Federal Government And Power Companies… November 12, 2014
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize and congratulate my constituent, Ms. Alice Lippert of Fairfax, Virginia, on being selected as a 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalist in the homeland security and law enforcement category. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service presents the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals annually to pay tribute to America’s dedicated civil servants. These prestigious medals honor and celebrate an esteemed group of Federal employees that have achieved significant accomplishments in the course of serving their country. Honorees are public servants who represent a broad and diverse array of disciplines and career fields. All nominees exemplify the ideal Federal employee with respect to their strong commitment to mission, and the creativity and spirit of innovation each brings to his or her respective agency. Ms. Lippert is one of three United States Department of Energy officials who are being recognized for their significant contributions to the development of the groundbreaking data visual platform, known as EAGLE-I. EAGLE-I is our Nation’s first-ever system that can gather and share real-time emergency situation information on power and natural gas infrastructure. As one disaster program manager at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers noted, before EAGLE-I, “It was difficult to get a clear picture of what was going on. Now we rely on the DOE as the authoritative source.” According to the Partnership for Public Service, Ms. Lippert, a senior technical advisor in the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, was instrumental in recognizing that our country’s inability to collect and access real-time data on energy infrastructure during an emergency represented a critical vulnerability that hampered the Federal Government’s ability to effectively coordinate the response to major natural disasters, such as the destructive Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ms. Lippert was not satisfied with the status quo emergency response system, which was antiquated and cumbersome in requiring Department personnel to directly contact energy companies to obtain data that would have to be manually entered into a data base. This process could take hours and did not provide Federal, State, and local first-responders with the real-time data they needed to gain situational awareness of a locality’s battered power and natural gas infrastructure. Ms. Lippert took the initiative by contacting two colleagues with subject matter expertise in advanced grid modeling and computer programming. Together, these civil servants worked in-house to build EAGLE-I, which now covers 75 percent of all U.S. electricity customers. However, it was not until October 2012 that EAGLE-I was put to the test, and the true value of Ms. Lippert’s leadership and hard work was realized. In the aftermath of the damaging Hurricane Sandy, our Nation’s first-responders and emergency managers had access to regular updates on the grid status in the hard hit areas, enabling decisions to be guided by accurate and up-to-date data and information. As the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability noted, “These reports were critical to decisions by federal, state and local officials in responding to and recovering from the catastrophe. The power outage reports gave insight to senior DOE leadership and responders that allowed them to make informed decisions, reducing both the human and economic impacts associated with the storm.” Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in extending our highest praise and congratulations to Ms. Alice Lippert on being selected as a finalist for the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Medal. It has been my great privilege and honor to represent Ms. Lippert and the tens of thousands of exceptional Federal workers who hail from Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. They all deserve our deep gratitude and respect."
Presidential And Federal Records Act Amendments Of 2014 November 12, 2014
Elijah Cummings, D-MD
"The bill also includes language based on an amendment that Chairman Darrell Issa proposed during the committee markup of the bill to address the use of personal email by Federal employees, and that amendment makes the bill even better."
Bosnia Today September 18, 2014
Christopher Smith, R-NJ
"Last year, Members of Congress and some staff were barred from any further participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefits plan, the FEHB, and compelled on to ObamaCare exchanges."

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