February 22, 2010
National Archives Expert Wins Technology Award
Robert Chadduck Recognized by Federal Computer Week for Outstanding IT Contributions
Washington, DC…Robert Chadduck, Principal Technologist for Advanced Research at the National Archives and Records Administration, has received a 2010 Federal 100 Award from Federal Computer Week.
This award recognizes 100 individuals in government and industry who have made major contributions to the Federal information technology community and furthered research in the IT world in the past year. Awardees are nominated by Federal Computer Week readers and selected by a panel of IT experts. Awardees will receive citations at a dinner in their honor on March 22.
The White House’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program main web page highlights Mr. Chadduck’s Federal 100 Award, and now lists - for the first time - the National Archives as the "Featured Member Agency" http://www.nitrd.gov.
Martha Morphy, Assistant Archivist for the Office of Information Services at the National Archives, praised Mr. Chadduck: “I congratulate Robert on these important accolades. He has been steadfast and very effective in generating recognition at the highest levels of government and across the computer science community, that the challenges of managing, preserving and providing sustained access to electronic records are important not just for the National Archives, but for the entire Federal government and the nation. Thanks to him, these issues have been integrated into the President’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program. He demonstrates an unusual combination of deep technical expertise and impressive skills in networking and forming alliances with individuals at all levels.”
Mr. Chadduck, a 20-veteran of the National Archives, said, “I was very surprised and delighted by this acknowledgment of my work at the Archives. I hope that the work that we are doing here will contribute to the preservation of today’s electronic records, so that tomorrow’s generation will have access to them.”
As the Principal Technologist for Advanced Research at the National Archives, Mr. Chadduck’s responsibilities include:
- Identifying leading edge technological challenges faced by the National Archives;
- Identifying research projects that could address these challenges;
- Forming alliances with other agencies in jointly sponsoring research projects;
- Ensuring that researchers understand the unique aspects of NARA’s needs;
- Overseeing the research and communicating results; and
- Advising agency management on technical issues.
For more information on the work of the National Archives Center for Advanced Systems and Technology, visit: http://www.archives.gov/ncast.
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For press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.