Thomas Perkins received the 2013 Arthur S. Flemming Award at a Washington, D. C., ceremony on June 9. The award was one of 12 given this year to honor outstanding Federal employees in their first 15 years of Federal service. Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission and a 2012 Flemming Award winner, was the keynote speaker at the event.
“It was a wonderful surprise to receive a 2013 Arthur S. Flemming award," Perkins said. "It is an honor to join such a distinguished group of federal employees, including many JILA/NIST colleagues. I am thankful to my group for all their hard work that made it possible and to NIST management for taking the time to recognize individual scientists.”
Perkins joins JILAns David Nesbitt (1991), Debbie Jin (2003) and Jun Ye (2005) as well as Lewis Branscomb, Pete Bender, David Hummer, and Steve Leone as a winner of this prestigious award.
The Arthur S. Flemming Awards were established by the Downtown Jaycees in 1948 to recognize outstanding performance in all areas of the Federal service. Past award recipients include Daniel Patrick Moynihan, John Chancellor, Neil Armstrong, Elizabeth Dole, and Nobel Laureate William Phillips of NIST Gaithersburg. More than 500 individuals have received this award since it was established.
Support for the Flemming Awards is provided by Federal Management Systems, Inc. and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration at the George Washington University.