David Arakawa, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, managed the Spallation Neutron Source Instruments – Next Generation (SING) project, where his hands-on approach helped him lead his team to complete the project two months ahead of schedule and $263,000 under budget.
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Brian Lally (Office of Science)
Brian Lally, from the Office of Science’s Chicago Site Office, helped create and execute reforms that provide more flexibility in negotiating intellectual property rights for technologies developed at the national labs. This will make it easier for private companies to take advantage of lab capabilities, create jobs, and accelerate the development of new clean energy technologies.
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Ben Dotson (PA), Suzanne Nawrot (OCIO), Kelly Knopf (EM), Lee Blackard (OHA) & Louise Fickel (OE)
Ben Dotson, from the Office of Public Affairs, and Suzanne Nawrot, from Office of the Chief Information Officer, have been instrumental leading the award winning Energy.gov digital reform efforts, helping to save the Department $10 million annually. Many other talented individuals across the Department have also driven website reform work in their own offices, including Louise Fickel, from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability; Kelly Knopf, from the Office of Environmental Management; and Lee Blackard, from the Office of Hearings and Appeals.
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Travis Howerton (NNSA), Anil Karmel (LANL), Mary Helen Hitson (Y-12), Robbie Green and Pete Tseronis (OCIO)
Travis Howerton, from the National Nuclear Security Administration; Anil Karmel, from the Los Alamos National Lab; Mary Helen Hitson, from Y-12; and Robbie Green and Pete Tseronis, from the Office of the Chief Information Officer, led a new approach to IT services throughout the Department to create a stronger, more efficient IT strategy, helping lower costs and drive collaboration across program offices.
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Denise Clarke and Deborah Black (APM)
Denise Clarke and Deborah Black, from the Office of Acquisition and Project Management, leveraged collective purchasing, helping the Department save money and improve process efficiency. Their work was also recently recognized with the GSA SmartPay2 Innovation Award for creative solutions that are driving savings while enhancing the security of credit card payment systems.
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Carrie Fetto (Richland Operations Office) and Matt Swanson (CHCO)
Carrie Fetto, from the Richland Operations Office, and Matt Swanson, from the Office of Chief Human Capital Officer, spearheaded an effort to improve and streamline the Department’s hiring process. Using extensive benchmarking, policy research, and reengineering, they created a new job opportunity announcement template that will help applicants to better understand the required qualifications and find answers to their questions about the job.