FBI’s Constantino is Federal 100 Award Winner


WASHINGTON, March 25, 2008—Frank Constantino, a senior computer scientist with the FBI’s Information and Technology Branch’s (ITB) Office of IT Policy and Planning (OIPP), has received the Federal 100 Award which recognizes top executives from government, industry, and academe who had the greatest impact on the government information systems community during the past year.

Constantino is the Chief Architect who, together with senior level architects, directs and coordinates the ITB’s Enterprise Architecture (EA) Team to align with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) EA, Intelligence Community’s EA, and FBI’s strategic plans, and the Director’s Top 10 Priorities.

Awardees have gone above and beyond the call of duty for their outstanding efforts in the information and technology fields. In Constantino’s case, his dedication, leadership, and teamwork have enabled the SENTINEL governance team to integrate the Service Oriented Architecture and Data Governance into the enterprise to ensure a successful implementation of the FBI’s mission critical SENTINEL project, as well as create the capability to incrementally migrate the FBI’s legacy applications to the five-year target vision using the EA Transition & Sequencing Plan.

He led the FBI’s EA Team to achieve the Government Accountability Office (GAO) EA Management Maturity Framework Stage 4 for the first time in FBI history. The DOJ has also incorporated the FBI’s EA as the cornerstone of its DOJ federated EA; it now comprises 45 percent of the DOJ EA.

Constantino and the other Federal 100 awardees were honored at a dinner at the Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner on March 24. The Federal 100 Awards were created nearly 20 years ago to honor the deciders, influencers, leaders, thinkers, and difference-makers who have had a significant impact on the government’s use of IT.