DOINews: Interior's CIO and IT Programs Win Prestigious Recognition

Last edited 09/05/2019

DOI Chief Information Officer Bernard Mazer
DOI Chief Information Officer Bernard Mazer. Photo by DOI.

On Nov. 21, 2013, Department of the Interior Chief Information Officer Bernard Mazer won recognition as one of the federal IT community's 50 best innovators at the 2013 FedScoop 50 Awards celebration featuring Washington's technology leaders.

Mazer won a Federal Leadership Award as a public sector principal who has "implemented new technologies, strategies, and IT programs." The selection was made based on the results of a four-week public voting session. This year, hundreds of individuals and programs were nominated, and more than 20,000 votes were cast.

"Bernard's talent, drive and commitment to improving DOI's IT programs make him a well-deserving recipient of this prestigious award," said Andrew Jackson, deputy assistant secretary for Technology, Information and Business Services.

Jackson noted that the accolades for Interior did not end there. The department also was nominated for four other awards. "Although these programs did not win FedScoop 50 Awards this year, their nominations speak volumes to our staff's passion for supporting the mission of Interior," Jackson said.

The nominations for Interior also included:

  • Innovation of the Year: Unified Messaging System;
  • Innovation of the Year: eMail Enterprise Records and Document Management System;
  • IT Program of the Year: Financial and Business Management System; and
  • FedMentor of the Year: Rowan Gould, deputy director at the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

"Congratulations to all our staff who were involved in these activities," Jackson said. "Without you, none of these accomplishments would have been possible."

Nov. 25, 2013

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