Federal Award for Standards Activities Board Member

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 29 March, 2011 – Holly D. Elwood, a member of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board, has been named a 2011 Federal 100 Award winner.

Elwood has worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention in Washington DC since 1993. For the past 10 years, she has been a project manager for the EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Team - the group charged with helping federal agencies factor the environment into purchasing decisions. As the EPA headquarters lead for EPEAT – a tool that helps purchasers buy greener electronics, Elwood coordinates EPA participation in development of the IEEE 1680 family of environmental performance standards and helps federal agencies and other large purchasers buy greener electronic products and services.

Elwood is currently the co-chair of the IEEE P1680.2 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment Workgroup. She is also co-chair of the IEEE Environmental Assessment Standards Committee, the Sponsor Committee for the IEEE 1680 family of standards addressing the environmental performance of electronic products. Elwood was co-chair of the IEEE 1680 Workgroup as well.

Elwood, who holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences and public policy from Johns Hopkins University, is a member of the EPA’s Sustainable Products Network and is involved in advising the agency on and helping coordinate technical input into environmental performance standards development.

The Federal 100 Award is given to government and industry leaders who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community—individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency’s mission.

The winners are nominated by Federal Computer Week readers and selected by an independent panel of judges.

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of IEEE’s 38 societies, the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.


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