Fairfax County CIO Receives 2003 Federal 100 Award
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Feb. 27, 2003
Fairfax County CIO Receives
2003 Federal 100 Award
Fairfax County today announced that Chief Information Officer (CIO) David J. Molchany is a recipient of a 2003 Federal 100 award. Molchany was one of four state or local government officials recognized. He was nominated for giving local government a voice in the federal bureaucracy, and specifically for working closely with the federal government on the information architecture for several GIS and e-government projects such as the geo-spatial and recreation.gov one-stops.
Geo-spatial one-stop is an effort to coordinate and share Geographic Information System data across levels of government. The recreation.gov Web site is the result of a partnership of Fairfax County, Montgomery County, Howard County, the commonwealth of Virginia, state of New Jersey, Department of the Interior, General Services Administration and others to create a site which aggregates park and recreation information across levels of government. Both projects are initiatives to allow citizens and government agencies easy access to data from any level of government.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Science Committee, and Steve Cooper, chief information officer of the new Department of Homeland Security, are among the 100 leaders being recognized by Federal Computer Week magazine for making a difference in federal information technology last year. The winners were nominated by Federal Computer Week magazine readers and are selected by an independent panel of judges for their contributions to the development, acquisition or management of federal IT systems. The judges panel was comprised of government and industry IT executives.
The Federal 100 awards honor individuals whose ideas and accomplishments had the greatest impact in shaping the missions, solutions and results achieved by the government information technology community in the previous year. This year's awards reflect many of the most important trends driving today's government technology market: the increased collaboration among federal, state and local government IT professionals; the emphasis on stronger government/industry partnerships; the heightened focus on security; and the adoption of best practices from the business community.
As Fairfax County's CIO, Molchany has a strategic, enterprise-wide role that includes both information technology and information-related lines of business, a strategic focus on e-technologies and a role outside of the enterprise that enhances, publicizes and shares the technology achievements of the county. The strategic IT role includes planning, developing budgets and standards, managing project manager certification, designing the county's strategic IT plan and serving as the chair of the county's strategic IT Committee.
Molchany oversees the information-related county agencies, including the Department of Information Technology, Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection and the Public Library system. He is also responsible for the county's Health Insurance Portability and Accounty Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliance function. An active participant in local, state, national and international organizations, Molchany often hosts visits from government representatives from around the world who are interested in learning more about Fairfax County's IT accomplishments. He also is frequently requested to speak, nationally and internationally, about e-government, technology and strategic planning.
In 2002, Molchany was named one of Computerworld Magazine's Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders. He also was recognized in Government Technology Magazine's list of GT 25 -Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of Information Technology in government and was the recipient of Public Technology Incorporated's Technology Leadership Award for large jurisdictions.
Molchany will receive his award at the Federal 100 Awards Gala on March 25 in McLean, Va.
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