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'Government Computer News' Honors GSA's John C. Johnson as 2007 Civilian Executive of the Year

GSA # 10402

September 7, 2007
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231

Washington – One of the key leaders in the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) will soon be honored when Government Computer News holds its 20th annual Executives of the Year awards gala.

John C. Johnson, FAS Assistant Commissioner for Integrated Technology Services recently was named as the winner of GCN’s 2007 Civilian Executive of the Year, one of the three categories awarded.  The magazine also named a DoD and Industry Executive of the Year, and awarded a special commendation for Government IT Service. This year’s winners are:

  • Civilian Executive of the Year: John C. Johnson, Assistant Commissioner for ITS, GSA
  • Government DoD Executive of the Year: General James E. Cartwright, U.S. Marine Corps, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
  • Industry Executive of the Year: Diana L. Gowen, Senior Vice President, Qwest, Government Services Division
  • Special Commendation for Government IT Service: Kevin Carroll, Program Executive Officer, U.S. Army

The award will be presented to Assistant Commissioner Johnson at a black-tie dinner on October 24, 2007, at the Hilton Washington & Towers in Washington, DC.

During his tenure at GSA, Mr. Johnson’s record of successes includes developing new network services programs while managing the FTS 2001 and Crossover contracts, several satellite service contracts as well as the Federal Wireless Program.  Additionally, he’s been instrumental in the successful development of the Networx, Alliant and SATCOM-II contracts.

The awards, selected by PostNewsweek Tech Media’s editorial team, recognize technology excellence in government by individuals who have shown innovation, dedication, and excellence in their achievements over the past year. Honorees represent the highest levels of performance in providing effective solutions with a mission-critical focus.


Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government.  GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,300 government-owned or leased buildings and 205,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 420 historic properties, and as manager of, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know? Alliant is a pre-qualified contract with simplified ordering to allow agency customers easy and fast access to services that are critical to their specific missions.

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