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Bethesda AFCEA Honors Bibb for Leadership of Green Initiatives

GSA # 10526

July 29, 2008
Contact:  Lindsey Willis, (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON – U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Acting Administrator David Bibb received an award for excellence in leadership of green initiatives from AFCEA’s (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) Bethesda Chapter.  The award was announced at the group’s first annual Governmentwide Initiatives Excellence Awards Ceremony at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel.
Awards were presented to 13 individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to governmentwide initiatives.  Bibb received the Special Governmentwide Initiatives Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence in the Leadership of Governmentwide Initiatives and Improving our Environment through Governmentwide “Green” Initiatives.
“GSA has an on-going commitment to preserving our environment,” Bibb said. “This award honors that commitment and validates the confidence placed in us by our customer agencies.”

Fred Schobert, Chief Technology Officer of GSA’s Integrated Technology Services, was also recognized with an award for Excellence in Governmentwide Procurement Initiatives.  Schobert is a key leader in providing encryption security for laptop computers across the government.

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as a forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of ethics, communications, IT, intelligence, and global security.  Founded in 1998, the AFCEA Bethesda Chapter encourages greater government/industry partnerships and fosters networking among peers in government and industry. The chapter focuses on U.S. Civilian Agencies.  AFCEA International has designated the Bethesda Chapter as a “Model Chapter of the Year” each year since 2000.


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