Arthur S. Flemming Award Winners Announced

Federal employees who predict water cycles and pirate attacks are among those recognized by GW for public service contributions.

April 27, 2016

How do you predict a pirate attack? Or a radical change in a global water flow?

Ask winners of this year’s Arthur S. Flemming Awards, who in addition to the anti-pirate and water flow work, also developed Ebola vaccines and created programs to limit youth’s use of tobacco products.

The 67th annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards recognizes these and other accomplishments of a dozen federal government employees. The awards are presented by the Arthur S. Flemming Commission and the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, in cooperation with the National Academy of Public Administration.

“This year's nominations for the Arthur S. Flemming Award were some of the highest quality we have had from across the government since the George Washington University began sponsoring the program in the 1990s,” said Peter Williams, president of the Flemming Awards Commission.

“The award has now been given to 660 awardees since 1948. We hope that this level of participation from all federal government agencies continues to grow in the coming years.”

A ceremony honoring the award winners will take place on June 6 at GW.

Federal Management Systems, Inc., is the premier sponsor of the awards.

The president of the company, Aubrey A. Stephenson, offered congratulations to the winners. “We support the recognitions given to these worthy scholars who have been recognized by the Arthur S. Flemming Awards,” Mr. Stephenson said.