The IJIS Institute is pleased to announce that its director of operations, Ashwini Jarral, has been named to the Federal 100 for 2014, a celebration of excellence and achievement in government IT.
The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce that its director of operations, Ashwini Jarral, has been named to the Federal 100 for 2014. The Federal 100, often shortened to Fed 100, is awarded by Federal Computer Week to leaders from government, industry, and academia who contribute to the growth and success of Federal IT projects and initiatives. Now in its 25th year, the Fed 100 is a celebration of excellence and achievement in government IT.
Jarral received the Fed 100 award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on 20 March 2014. According to the article in Federal Computer Week, "Jarral was instrumental in conceiving and implementing a new standards-based interoperability program to help advance information sharing in the justice, public safety, and homeland security environments," and he was instrumental in bringing together the right government and industry players in direct support of the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding.
Jarral was nominated primarily due to his role in Springboard, the IJIS Institute's new standards-based interoperability (SBI) program designed to help advance information sharing associated with the justice, public safety, and homeland security operational environments. Through this program, the Institute will work with sponsor organizations to provide a shared resource venue to industry for the evaluation and testing of relevant information sharing and interoperability standards. Mr. Jarral played an instrumental role in conceiving, driving, and implementing this extremely critical program, and engaging mission partners and industry to understand the value proposition for this capability for interoperability standards adoption, testing, and certification.
The IJIS Institute congratulates Jarral on this outstanding accomplishment. IJIS Institute's executive director, Steve Ambrosini, noted that, "Mr. Jarral's engagement and leadership has positioned the Springboard project as a game changer that will revolutionize the information sharing environment and will drive efficiencies in the development, implementation, and sustainment of standards critical to mission success. Besides the impact on his organization, this work is significantly impacting industry partners who specialize in supporting the justice, public safety, and homeland security communities, as well as the Federal, state, and local partners who rely on these standards to develop mission critical capabilities, while minimizing risks associated with large acquisitions."
For more information, please visit: http://fcw.com/articles/2014/03/10/fed100_jarral-ashwini.aspx.