1The Attorney General’s Awards are the highest honors granted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

They acknowledge the exemplary efforts and personal sacrifices made by the award recipients and convey the deep appreciation of colleagues, the Department, and the nation. The Attorney General’s Annual Awards Ceremony is an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of a number of U.S. Department of Justice employees as well as individuals from outside the Department. In working toward the accomplishment of the Department’s law enforcement and administration of justice mission, the outstanding contributions and achievements of the individuals we recognize today represent the highest level of professionalism, performance, and dedication to duty. On this fifty-first celebration of the Attorney General’s Awards, let us each strive for excellence as we serve all Americans with integrity, impartiality, and renewed dedication. John Ashcroft Attorney General

The Attorney General wishes to express his appreciation to the following Department officials for their assistance in evaluating this year’s award nominations. The 2003 award recipients were recommended and selected from a group of nearly 420 highly qualified nominees. INCENTIVE AWARDS BOARD/JOHN MARSHALL PANEL CHAIR Larry D. Thompson Deputy Attorney General MEMBERS Robert D. McCallum, Jr. Associate Attorney General Mark S. Bullock Assistant Director Administrative Services Division Federal Bureau of Investigation Harley G. Lappin Director Federal Bureau of Prisons Bradley A Buckles Acting Director Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives Guy A. Lewis Director Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys R. Hewitt Pate Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Division Peter D. Keisler Assistant Attorney General Civil Division Thomas L. Sansonetti Assistant Attorney General Environment & Natural Resources Division Paul R. Corts

Assistant Attorney General for Administration Susan Richmond Assistant to the Attorney General and Deputy White House Liaison EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE SECRETARY Joanne W. Simms Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Human Resources and Administration Justice Management Division Vince Micone Chief, Events Management and Community Service Personnel Staff Justice Management Division

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 51ST ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY JULY 30, 2003 – 2:00 P.M. CONSTITUTION HALL PROGRAM Prelude Metropolitan Police Department Concert Choir Welcome The Honorable Larry D. Thompson Deputy Attorney General Presentation of Colors and The National Anthem Joint Armed Forces Honor Guard Metropolitan Police Department Bagpipe Corps Metropolitan Police Department Concert Choir Introduction of the Attorney General The Honorable Larry D. Thompson Deputy Attorney General Remarks of the Attorney General The Honorable John Ashcroft Attorney General Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service The Honorable Larry D. Thompson Deputy Attorney General Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Heroism The Honorable Larry D. Thompson Deputy Attorney General Presentation of the Mary C. Lawton Lifetime Service Award The Honorable Larry D. Thompson Deputy Attorney General Presentation of the William French Smith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cooperative Law Enforcement The Honorable Larry D. Thompson Deputy Attorney General Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service The Honorable Robert D. McCallum, Jr.

Associate Attorney General Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Richard J. Hankinson Deputy Director Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Management Paul R. Corts Assistant Attorney General for Administration Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Information Technology The Honorable Thomas L. Sansonetti Assistant Attorney General Environment & Natural Resources Division Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security The Honorable Robert S. Mueller, III Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Presentation of the Attorney General’s Equal Employment Opportunity Award The Honorable Eileen J. O’Connor Assistant Attorney General Tax Division Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Legal Support The Honorable Glenn A. Fine Inspector General Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Administrative Support Lori Sharpe Day Director Office of Intergovernmental & Public Liaison Presentation of the John Marshall Awards The Honorable Daniel J. Bryant Assistant Attorney General Office of Legal Policy and The Honorable Peter D. Keisler Assistant Attorney General Civil Division -- Trial of Litigation

-- Participation in Litigation -- Support of Litigation -- Handling of Appeals -- Providing Legal Advice -- Preparation or Handling of Legislation -- Asset Forfeiture -- Alternative Dispute Resolution -- Interagency Cooperation in Support of Litigation Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Service in Freedom of Information Act Administration Barbara J. Comstock Director Office of Public Affairs Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention Harley G. Lappin Director Federal Bureau of Prisons Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety The Honorable Sharee M. Freeman Director Community Relations Service Presentation of the Cubby Dorsey Award for Outstanding Service by a Federal Wage Grade System Employee The Honorable R. Hewitt Pate Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Division Presentation of the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee Lawrence A. Friedman Director Executive Office for U.S. Trustees Closing The Honorable Larry D. Thompson Deputy Attorney General

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE This is the Department’s highest award for employee performance. One Exceptional Service Award is presented this year. Edward J. Needham David M. Britten Andrew J. Goralski Steven J. Naum Special Agents Pedro D. Cordero Supervisory Special Agent Stanley J. Borgia Assistant Special Agent in Charge Adrienne J. Leary Mary Beth R. VanLew Intelligence Research Specialists Karen V. Lawrence Intelligence Operations Specialist Buffalo Division Federal Bureau of Investigation Francis J. Christiano, Jr. Special Agent New York Field Division Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives William J. Hochul, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Western District of New York Ranganath Manthripragada Trial Attorney Counterterrorism Section Criminal Division Kim Baglio Special Agent Buffalo Office U.S. Secret Service James J. Higgins, Jr. Senior Special Agent Lawrence D. Krug Special Agent Buffalo Office Former Immigration & Naturalization Service Felix T. Cwynar Border Patrol Agent

Buffalo Office U.S. Border Patrol Michael J. Szrama Special Agent Buffalo Office U.S. Customs Service U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thomas Michalski Special Agent Buffalo Division Internal Revenue Service U.S. Department of the Treasury The members of the Buffalo Joint Terrorism Task Force are honored for their exemplary performance in connection with a highly sensitive terrorism investigation. These investigators and analysts demonstrated outstanding talent and dedication. They employed highly sophisticated investigative techniques and overcame unique challenges in conducting the covert phase of this investigation. The recipients were the nucleus of a groundbreaking investigative effort that resulted in the dismantlement of the Lackawanna, New York, terrorist cell and neutralized a major Al-Qaeda link to Middle Eastern countries. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL HEROISM This award recognizes an extraordinary act of courage and voluntary risk of life during the performance of official duties. Two Exceptional Heroism Awards are presented this year. Mark J. Demas Special Agent Kansas City Field Division Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives Special Agent Mark J. Demas is reconizeded for his sustained leading role in an investigation of the largest heroin trafficking organization in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. He made 77 undercover contacts with various members of the organization and purchased large quantities of narcotics and firearms. This investigation led to the execution of 23 Federal search warrants and the indictment and arrest of 18 members of the organization. The efforts and exceptional acts of bravery by Special Agent Demas are commendable. It is through his exemplary efforts that the organization was dismantled. Ralph Narramore Senior Officer Specialist U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth, Kansas Bureau of Prisons Ralph Narramore is honored for his extraordinary and courageous actions on April 23, 2002, when responding to an emergency in the recreation yard at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth,

Kansas. Through his immediate response and without regard for his own safety, Mr. Narramore physically restrained and disarmed two inmates involved in the fatal assault of another inmate. His sound judgement, clear thinking, and heroic response prevented further harm and injury to staff and other inmates. Mr. Narramore demonstrated bravery and valor, exemplifying the highest traditions of the Department THE MARY C. LAWTON LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD This award recognizes employees who have served at least twenty years in the Department and who have demonstrated high standards of excellence and dedication throughout their careers. This award is presented only in exceptional circumstances to those individuals of special merit and is not awarded to express general appreciation for tenure alone. One Mary C. Lawton Award is presented this year. VaNessa P. Adams Warden Federal Prison Camp Alderson, West Virginia Federal Bureau of Prisons VaNessa P. Adams is presented this award for her career accomplishments which have earned her great respect and recognition. Warden Adams’ motivation, high standards of excellence, and dedication is evident in every aspect of her twenty-five years of service to the Government. Her many accomplishments reveal her leadership excellence, personal integrity, and exemplary service. THE WILLIAM FRENCH SMITH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO COOPERATIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT The William French Smith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cooperative Law Enforcement is an honorary award granted to recognize State and local law enforcement officials who have made significant contributions to cooperative law enforcement endeavors. One William French Smith Award is presented this year. David A. Johnston Gregory T. Spayth Martin K. Sigsworth Detectives Aurora Police Department Aurora, Illinois The team of detectives is honored for their outstanding cooperative interagency efforts which culminated in two high-profile investigations. Their efforts had an impact on reducing the violence caused by street gangs in Aurora, Illinois. These noteworthy interagency efforts resulted in Federal and State charges on 53 violent gang members, the recovery of 71 gang firearms, the seizure of 51 kilograms of cocaine and over $1 million in drug proceeds. Thanks to

the dedication of the recipients, the cooperation of law enforcement officials helps to combat violent crime in Aurora and has created a permanent and effective partnership to achieve the Attorney General’s goal of reducing gun violence on the streets of America.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE The Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service is the Department’s second highest award for employee performance. Thirteen Distinguished Service Awards are presented this year. Adam H. Charnes Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Staff Director and Senior Counsel Kristi L. Remington Senior Counsel Lizette D. Benedi Nathan A. Sales William A. Hall, Jr. Counsel Sheila C. Joy Policy Analyst Office of Legal Policy The Judicial Nominations Team is presented this award for their active and sustained efforts to facilitate efforts of the Administration and the Department to nominate and achieve the confirmation of Federal judges. The White House and the Department’s senior leadership have been able to rely upon the expertise and judgment of the recipients in recommending judicial candidates for nomination. As a result of the professional service of the highest caliber of these individuals, the Administration and Department have been able to nominate more than 150 judicial candidates and achieve the confirmation of no fewer than 117 Federal judges. Their work in the face of the increasingly partisan nature of the confirmation process is to be commended. Richard Mark Denholm, II Special Agent Criminal Investigative Division Michael S. Pikunas Special Agent Cleveland Field Office Federal Bureau of Investigation Craig S. Morford Bernard A. Smith

Matthew B. Kall Assistant U.S. Attorneys Northern District of Ohio The team is honored for their participation in a major bribery investigation in Cleveland, Ohio. This investigation was initiated when a Youngstown paving contractor alleged that bribes were paid to U.S. Congressman James A. Traficant, Jr. The combined efforts of these individuals resulted in an indictment in May 2001. A superceding indictment was returned against the Congressman and a co-conspirator in October 2001. The Congressman was found guilty on ten counts. Subsequent to the guilty verdict, the U.S. House of Representatives initiated removal proceedings which culminated in a unanimous vote to remove the Congressman from office. This was only the second occasion in 140 years in which a Member of Congress was expelled. The work of these individuals resulted in the July 30, 2002, sentencing of Mr. Traficant to eight years in prison. T. Michael Earp Chief, Investigative Operations U.S. Marshals Service T. Michael Earp is recognized for his exceptional performance of a myriad of duties with tenacity, courage, and outstanding success. Under his leadership, the U.S. Marshals Service has experienced unprecedented successes in the reduction of crime and violence through the apprehension of dangerous fugitives throughout the world. Mr. Earp provided personal leadership when he formed and managed the Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force. He served with distinction at the Department’s Office of International Affairs and utilized that experience to establish U.S. Marshals Service foreign field offices in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Their outstanding achievements have received accolades from the U.S. Department of State, host governments, Interpol, and police agencies around the world. Mr. Earp applied considerable innovation and perseverance in forming the greater Los Angeles and New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Forces, which have contributed significantly to safety and security. Mr. Earp has consistently represented the Department with distinction, in the highest traditions of law enforcement. Rudolf J. Friederich Chief Inspector Richard Iannucci Senior Inspector Judicial Security Division Manuel R. Varela Deputy U.S. Marshal District of Puerto Rico Christopher A. Barfield Deputy U.S. Marshal Southern District of Indiana U.S. Marshals Service The team is presented this award for outstanding efforts in implementing a plan to enhance

judicial security in Colombia. Their dedication and teamwork, despite exposure to a high level of danger, resulted in a comprehensive judicial security plan which includes basic protective training for 700 Colombian law enforcement officers and the procurement of armored vehicles and body armor. To date, 215 Colombian law enforcement officers have been trained. Patricia Campbell Glenn Senior Conciliation Specialist Midwest Region Community Relations Service Patricia Campbell Glenn is honored for her outstanding performance in easing tensions and in reducing and resolving major urban conflict. She has demonstrated exemplary skills in contingency planning to prevent disorder, provided leadership in the resolution of racial disputes, coordinated a National Church Arson Task Force, and was selected to draft the first Hate Crime Curriculum in 1990 in conjunction with the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Further, she has represented the Department on international assignments in Moscow and Komi, Russia. During the 2001 riots in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Glenn was on-site the second day, meeting with leaders of the riots, law enforcement officials, and others; and walked the streets to help restore calm and civil obedience in the city. No person can be counted on so often to serve so many functions and do them so well as Ms. Glenn. Michael R. Grabowski Stephen T. Will Special Agents Buffalo Resident Office New York Division Drug Enforcement Administration Daniel Pelchat of Quebec, Canada, and Mark Frankland of Ontario, Canada, were selling GBL, BD, and GHB kits, commonly referred to as the Date Rape Drug, via their Internet websites to customers in the U.S. and more than twenty other countries. Special Agents Michael R. Grabowski and Stephen T. Will utilized undercover purchases and electronic intercept on Pelchat’s websites and e-mail accounts. The investigation revealed that Pelchat, who was the largest distributor of these drugs in the U.S., was associating with members of organized crime in Quebec. In September 2002, an international takedown of Pelchat and his customers resulted in the arrests of approximately 180 targets in more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada, the seizure of approximately 1,500 gallons of GBL, and over $2.2 million. Kevin R. Jones Deputy Assistant Attorney General Robert Hinchman Eric T. Gormsen Leland E. Beck Senior Counsel Office of Legal Policy The team is honored for their active and sustained efforts to facilitate the Department’s response

to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, by removing existing regulatory impediments and developing a series of regulatory changes and actions to support law enforcement, terrorism, and immigration initiatives. As a result of the professional service of these individuals, comprising the Regulatory Review Team of the Office of Legal Policy, the Department has been able to develop and obtain clearance of regulatory actions on an extremely expedited basis. The Department’s senior leadership has been able to rely upon the expertise and judgment of the team in approving important regulations within short time-frames. Also, as a result of their initiatives, the Department has reviewed its existing regulations and is currently working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to complete a number of other important regulatory changes that will support both Departments’ efforts to respond more effectively to the challenges facing the Nation. Mark J. Kappelhoff Deputy Chief David L. Allred Luis C. de Baca Special Litigation Counsels Susan L. French Robert J. Moossy Trial Attorneys Lorna L. Grenadier Victim/Witness Coordinator Criminal Section Civil Rights Division Mei D. Wine Victim/Witness Specialist U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Hawaii Charles E. Beckwith William S. Denson Special Agents Honolulu Division Federal Bureau of Investigation Rebecca L. Story Associate General Counsel Office of the General Counsel Myra V. Moore Senior Immigration Officer Parole and Humanitarian Assistance Program Former Immigration and Naturalization Service The multi-agency prosecution team members in U.S. v. Kil Soo Lee are recognized for their exceptional work in the largest human trafficking case ever prosecuted by the United States. Their cooperative effort, skill, and dedication in the investigation and prosecution resulted in the

conviction of Kil Soo Lee and his accomplices, who enslaved and brutalized hundreds of Vietnamese and Chinese garment workers in a sweatshop in American Samoa. The prosecution is heralded as a major victory in the Attorney General’s initiative to combat human trafficking. Rebecca Meiklejohn Douglas M. Tween Elizabeth B. Prewitt Trial Attorneys New York Field Office Antitrust Division The team is recognized for their exemplary efforts in the record-breaking prosecution of bidrigging and related offenses in the New York food brokers and graphics industries. The team’s aggressive and persistent efforts resulted in the conviction of over 80 individuals and 25 corporations for participation in massive bid-rigging conspiracies among food suppliers that defrauded multiple New York area public and non-profit entities, unprecedented jail sentences, and restitution recoveries to State and local governments and not-for-profit organizations. Part of the team’s success is attributable to their pioneering steps in forging an interagency investigative task force staffed with personnel from the International Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other agencies. These attorneys have also had unprecedented success with restitution recoveries. In 2001, these attorneys secured approximately $21 million. Melanie Ann Pustay Deputy Director Office of Information and Privacy Melanie Ann Pustay is honored for her exemplary and sustained role in providing legal advice, guidance, and assistance to the Department’s senior leadership offices on record-disclosure issues. As the Department official responsible for acting on requests for access to records of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, and other Department leadership offices, Ms. Pustay has handled a series of increasingly sensitive, high-profile matters with exceptional skill, dedication, and effectiveness. In so doing, she has been confidently relied upon by the Department’s senior officials on some of its most sensitive disclosure issues, including matters in litigation and those involving Congressional disclosure, and has made extraordinary contributions of great value to the Department. John M. Vanyur Senior Deputy Assistant Director Correctional Programs Division Federal Bureau of Prisons This award is presented to John M. Vanyur for his exceptional contributions as the representative for the Bureau’s counterterrorism efforts. He has refocused intelligence efforts from solely prison gang and criminal activity in prisons to include proactive intelligence gathering on terrorist inmates and radical groups in prison facilities. Further, his strong relationships with outside law enforcement agencies and relevant legislative and judicial staff has ensured a seamless sharing of information with these officials. In addition to intelligence efforts, Mr.

Vanyur oversaw the development and implementation of the first inmate faith-based housing units, the automation of our victim notification system, and the transfer of over 7,000 District of Columbia felons to Bureau custody. Clifford J. White, III Deputy Director Executive Office for U.S. Trustees Clifford J. White, III, is recognized for his extraordinary leadership of the U.S. Trustee Program’s fraud fighting efforts, his superior management of Program activities, and his unfailing commitment to the Department. From substantive case administration, to the oversight of key initiatives and activities, to everyday management issues, Mr. White consistently demonstrates great intellect, foresight, tenacity, and the highest of professional standards. His accomplishments are many, but most recently his leadership of the National Civil Enforcement Initiative has had a marked impact on the Program and the integrity of the bankruptcy system. Valerie M. Willis Assistant Director Executive Resources Group Personnel Staff Justice Management Division Valerie M. Willis is honored for exemplary leadership in managing the Executive Resources Program for the Department. Ms. Willis has led a number of innovative improvements to the Senior Executive Service program while simultaneously managing a large workload of Service and noncareer actions. During the past several years, she has successfully managed the transition between Presidential Administrations, developed and implemented a revised Senior Executive Service performance management policy and program, prepared and coordinated an extensive review of the Department’s management of its senior positions, and has developed a viable succession management initiative using a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program as its centerpiece. Ms. Willis is widely recognized within and outside the Department as a leader in executive program management. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT This award recognizes outstanding professional achievements by law enforcement officers of the Department. One Excellence in Law Enforcement Award is presented this year. Joel G. Mercer Special Agent Buffalo Field Office Michael A. Osborn Special Agent New York Field Office Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sepcial Agents Joel G. Mercer and Michael A. Osborn are recognized for their exceptional efforts in the two and one-half year investigation and international manhunt for James Charles Kopp, the man responsible for killing Dr. Barnet Slepian, a provider of women’s reproductive health services. The team applied every investigative technique available to not only identify and indict James Charles Kopp, but to locate and capture him as well. The quality and manner in which evidence was gathered were such that Kopp publicly admitted to the murder by confessing to two newspapers reporters on November 12, 2002. Their tireless dedication, leadership, and coordination throughout the investigation and manhunt prevented the return of Kopp to his terrorist assaults on women’s reproductive health care providers. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT This award recognizes outstanding administrative or managerial achievements which have significantly improved operations, productivity, or reduced costs. Two Excellence in Management Awards are presented this year. W. Benjamin Fisherow Deputy Chief Environmental Enforcement Section Environment & Natural Resources Division This award is presented to W. Benjamin Fisherow for the extraordinary management skills he has demonstrated since his appointment to this pivotal position. Mr. Fisherow oversees the litigation conducted by approximately eighty attorneys and has principal responsibility for the settlement negotiations in the unprecedented Power Plants cases, settlements which have already resulted in more than an estimated 200,000 tons per year of reduced air emissions and an agreement by industry to spend an estimated $1.6 billion on state-of-the-art pollution control equipment. Bruce G. Ohr Chief Organized Crime and Racketeering Section Criminal Division Bruce G. Ohr has placed an increased premium on the effective functioning of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section by leveraging technology and limited staff resources to provide a timely and effective response to the needs of prosecutors and other law enforcement personnel. By improving reporting systems and technical expertise, Mr. Ohr has positioned the Section to be in the forefront of combating domestic and international organized crime. These initiatives have provided better information and the ability to shift resources to respond to emerging threats. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This award recognizes outstanding achievements in applying information technology to improve operations and productivity, reduce or avoid costs, and solve problems. One Excellence in Information Technology Award is presented this year.

Eleanor A. Carpenter Deputy Director Rena J. Cervoni Deana M.C. Willis Assistant Directors Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management Karen L. Humes-Dancy Human Resources Specialist Personnel Staff Justice Management Division The team is recognized for their dedication and initiative in creating a system for the electronic transmission of applications for the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program. The team devoted long hours and exemplary perseverance in developing and implementing this technological innovation despite the existence of numerous challenges, including security issues and significant time constraints. This project has benefitted applicants and the Department by making the application and hiring process more efficient and effective and substantially reducing the costs associated with the administration of the programs. It has furthered the President’s Management Agenda by expanding electronic government, while simultaneously advancing the Department’s mission to attract a large and diverse pool of highly qualified applicants.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FURTHERING THE INTERESTS OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY This award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions towards protecting U.S. national security. Five Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security Awards are presented this year. Jeffrey A. Breinholt Trial Attorney Counterterrorism Section Criminal Division Jeffrey A. Breinholt is honored for his contributions to counterterrorism after September 11th. Following the attacks, Mr. Breinholt recognized that traditional white-collar investigative techniques, combined with systematic analysis of information developed through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s foreign intelligence and counterintelligence apparatus, could be harnessed to advance the goal of preventing terrorist attacks before they occur. He gathered a group of veteran white-collar prosecutors from the Department, establishing the Terrorist Financing Task Force. Mr. Breinholt and prosecutors working under his direction have been responsible for some of the most significant terrorism prosecutions of the last eighteen months. These “material support” cases include prosecutions in Seattle, Detroit, Buffalo, Houston, San Diego, Portland, Dallas, Chicago, Syracuse, Boise, and Tampa; matters which have been publicly described as the hallmark of the Attorney General’s aggressive approach to terrorist disruption. Mr. Breinholt has been heavily involved in exporting terrorist financing experience and information-sharing principles to prosecutors and agents in the field through training sessions he helped organize and teach for the Attorney General’s Anti-Terrorism Task Forces. He has also been responsible for describing the Department’s terrorist financing enforcement program, now a permanent component of the U.S. counterterrorism arsenal, to Congress and the public. Paul D. Clement Principal Deputy Solicitor General Gregory G. Garre David B. Salmons Sri Srinivasan Assistants to the Solicitor General Office of the Solicitor General The team is recognized for litigation involving challenges to the decisions of the President and U.S. Armed Forces to detain enemy combatants as part of the ongoing war against terrorism. This litigation has reaffirmed a key component of the Federal Government’s response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th and permitted the collection of intelligence to prevent future terrorist attacks. These attorneys have personally handled litigation in eight separate lawsuits filed in four different jurisdictions. In Coalition of Clergy v. Bush, together with the Al Odah litigation, the courts affirmed that federal courts lack jurisdiction over the claims of aliens held by U.S. Armed Forces abroad. Hamdi v. Rumsfeld has produced three favorable appellate decisions and has reaffirmed the President’s authority to hold a U.S. citizen captured on a foreign

battlefield as an enemy combatant. Padilla v. Rumsfeld, which involved a petition for writ of habeas corpus filed on behalf of a U.S. citizen, poses the additional question whether the fact that the individual was detained in the United States, rather than on a foreign battlefield, limits the President’s authority. This team personally argued the five appeals in these cases, and the United States has prevailed in all five decisions. Most remarkably, these attorneys dealt with all the special challenges posed by the enemy combatant litigation while maintaining a full load of the traditional work of the Office of the Solicitor General. David J. Karp Senior Counsel Office of Legal Policy David J. Karp is recognized for his active and sustained efforts to improve Department policies in connection with counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations. His efforts have improved the ability of law enforcement and the intelligence community to share information, allowing them to better detect and prevent new acts of terrorism. He has worked tirelessly to clarify the permissible scope of law enforcement authority in such investigations, and to ensure that law enforcement uses all of the tools at its disposal to protect our citizens from further harm. His work is a credit to the Department and undoubtedly has had a tremendous impact in furthering the U.S. national security interests. Leslie S. Smith Special Investigative Agent Todd J. Carpenter Special Investigative Specialist U.S. Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Florence, Colorado Federal Bureau of Prisons The team is honored for their dedication to maintaining national security. They have gathered a vast amount of intelligence from individuals convicted of international terrorism and espionage. Through their efforts, the recipients have been instrumental in assisting other agencies in obtaining intelligence information. In addition, they have assisted in the prosecution of several major street gang cases. The group’s commitment and persistent efforts have enhanced staff development on these important issues. Patricia A. Sumner Paul Yanowitch Investigative Counsel Office of Oversight and Review Robert A. Bourbon Carmine L. Marino Steve W. Hunter Special Agents Michael L. Akin Investigative Research Analyst

Investigations Division Eileen L. Owens Judy A. Sutrich Program Analysts Anne M. Sheppard Assistant Director Evaluation and Inspections Division Stephen H. Fallowfield Attorney-Advisor Office of General Counsel Office of the Inspector General This award is presented to the team for the outstanding investigation and analysis of the former Immigration & Naturalization Service contacts with two September 11th terrorists and efforts to track foreign students in the United States. Just two months after the President and the Attorney General asked the Office of the Inspector General to conduct an investigation, a 188-page report was released that fully reported on the handling of multiple entries by two terrorists, the subsequent processing and decision-making with respect to the terrorists’ request to have their status changed from tourist to that of students, and the delayed notification sent to an aviation school almost six months after the terrorists’ role in the attack on the World Trade Center became known. The report was the result of the coordinated efforts of ten exceptional employees. Their work was detailed, highly professional, and resulted in insights and recommendations of immeasurable benefit to future homeland security. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY This is the Department’s highest award for performance in support of the Equal Employment Opportunity program. One Equal Employment Opportunity Award is presented this year. Fernando Gaspar De Alba Fabric Worker Supervisor Dwight C. Greene Human Resource Manager Thomas P. Lemieux Special Education Teacher Teresa D. Lewis Human Resource Specialist Gina B. Pierce Budget Analyst U.S. Penitentiary Pollock, Louisiana Federal Bureau of Prisons The team is recognized for their outstanding efforts and contributions in developing a highly motivated, diverse workforce. They are also recognized for their leadership role with other

Bureau facilities to recruit highly qualified minorities and women. The group has enhanced the reputation of the institution and the Bureau through their involvement in community organizations. Their efforts have done much to bolster the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity within the Bureau.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL SUPPORT This award recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of legal support to attorneys by paralegal specialists and legal secretaries. Three Excellence in Legal Support Awards are presented this year. PARALEGAL CATEGORY Karen P. Dixon Paralegal Specialist Ashley Rodriguez Rohde Paralegal Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana Karen P. Dixon and Ashley Rodriguez Rohde are recognized for their support of eight prosecutors for whom they produced over 900 grand jury subpoenas, managed the travel of hundreds of witnesses, coordinated over 250 pre-trial pleadings, and organized hundreds of thousands of documents and exhibits using an automated trial litigation system created specifically for these cases. Ms. Dixon and Ms. Rohde were responsible for the in-court presentation of exhibits and the playing of numerous T-III taped recordings during the fourmonth trial of former Louisiana Governor Edwin W. Edwards in January 2000, and a separate five-week trial in September 2000. Thereafter, both Ms. Dixon and Ms. Rohde continued to cover their assigned duties while tirelessly storing, locating, indexing, and marshaling all transcripts and evidence in preparation for the lengthy appeals process which lasted until the denial of certiorari in these two cases in January and February 2003, respectively. LEGAL SECRETARY CATEGORY Marsha A. Pfunder Legal Assistant Environmental Enforcement Section Environment & Natural Resources Division This award is presented to Marsha A. Pfunder for her work in providing the Environmental Enforcement Section’s trial lawyers with consistently superb legal support. Ms. Pfunder’s work ethic, initiative, enthusiasm, and outstanding skills contribute not only to the efficient day-to-day operation of the Section, but have been an important source of cohesion at several recent highprofile trials. In each instance, the outstanding legal support Ms. Pfunder supplied at trial freed the trial team’s attorneys to focus solely on the vigorous litigation of the Government’s claims. Martha J. Watson Legal Clerk U.S. Trustee’s Office Norfolk, Virginia Martha J. Watson is recognized for her dedication and accomplishments at the Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. Trustee’s Office. The efforts of Ms. Watson have been critical to making the transition to

and becoming proficient with electronic case filing, and she has helped establish the office as a leader within the Program in developing procedures to deal with electronic filings. She has also been instrumental in assisting with combating fraud and abuse in the bankruptcy system. She has used her skills and her dedication to improve the efficiency of the office and to make the system more transparent and debtor’s more accountable. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT This award recognizes outstanding performance in administrative or managerial support by an administrative employee or secretary. Three Excellence in Administrative Support Awards are presented this year. ADMINISTRATIVE CATEGORY Mary Jane Coyne Intelligence Research Specialist Buffalo Field Office Federal Bureau of Investigation Mary Jane Coyne is honored for her support of the investigation and international manhunt for James Charles Kopp, the man responsible for killing Dr. Barnet Slepian, a provider of women’s reproductive health services. The investigative team applied every investigative technique available to not only identify and indict James Charles Kopp, but to locate and capture him as well. SECRETARIAL CATEGORY Doris L. McMurray Senior Lead Secretary Commercial Litigation Branch Civil Division Doris L. McMurray is honored for her outstanding achievements as Senior Lead Secretary in the National Courts Office of the Commercial Litigation Branch. Over the course of her 23 years with the office, the last two years as Senior Lead Secretary, she has served with distinction and excellence. Ms. McMurray has met the challenges of planning and implementing an office reorganization and developing the necessary systems to ensure the smooth daily operation for an office with 200 employees. She played a pivotal role in the reorganization during a severe staff shortage, establishing procedures to ensure quality control, and has managed support staff workflow and cross-training. Her performance amply supports recognition for administrative excellence. Angel R. Paulson Confidential Assistant to the Director Office of Public Affairs This award is presented to Angel R. Paulson for her outstanding performance within the Office

of Public Affairs. Since joining this staff in January of this year, Ms. Paulson has assumed all tasks of two previous employees. Her excellent time management skills, along with her ability to handle multiple tasks, have allowed her to excel at this newly combined position. Being new to the Federal government, Ms. Paulson has gone above and beyond in learning the intricacies of the Department’s dealings. Her desire not only to learn, but to master processes, has resulted in the organized and efficient processing of all personnel forms. This knack for efficiency and attention to detail has resulted in substantial savings in both time and money for the Office of Public Affairs. THE JOHN MARSHALL AWARD The John Marshall Awards are the Department’s highest awards presented to attorneys for contributions and excellence in legal performance. Thirteen awards in the nine category awards are presented this year. TRIAL OF LITIGATION James Letten Acting U.S. Attorney Fred P. Harper, Jr. Peter G. Strasser Michael W. Magner Stephen A. Higginson Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eastern District of Louisiana Todd L. Greenberg Assistant U.S. Attorney Western District of Washington This award is presented to the team for their outstanding and distinguished service in the successful prosecution of former Louisiana Governor Edwin W. Edwards. Their four-year odyssey began in April 1996, and culminated in May 2000, with the landmark, unprecedented conviction of Edwards and four other individuals. The convictions and sentences arose out of Edwards’ operation of a corrupt enterprise which used the Office of the Governor in carrying out extortions for corrupt profiteering, and the illegal control and manipulation of the state system to award river boat gaming licenses in Louisiana. Jennifer E. Ihlo Melissa Schraibman Amanda Boog Cruser Trial Attorneys Criminal Enforcement Section Tax Division The successful prosecution of U.S. v. Flowers, et al., represented a major victory in the Government’s ongoing efforts to prosecute the promoters of tax protest organizations, individuals whose goals include a collapse of this country’s system of revenue collection. Due to

many factors, including the complexity of the organization and the sophistication of the promoters of the tax scheme, the investigation and prosecution of this case was accomplished only through the relentless efforts of the recipients. In addition to shutting down this illegal tax protest organization, which had concealed over $186 million in assets of its members, this prosecution succeeded in avoiding future losses generated by the scheme. Furthermore, in light of the substantial sentences handed down to Flowers and his associates, the prosecution of this matter also served as a powerful deterrent to other potential tax violators. Martha E. Rubio Trial Attorney Counterterrorism Section Criminal Division Kenneth D. Bell Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Scott Broyles Assistant U.S. Attorney Western District of North Carolina The team is honored for their exceptional work in U.S. v. Hammoud, the first terrorist financing case under Title 18 to be tried before a jury. Their work on this case achieved a new level of cooperation between several diverse Federal, State, local, and international law enforcement and intelligence agencies which resulted in the indictment of eighteen individuals suspected of being members of a Hezbollah cell, on a broad range of criminal charges associated with their trafficking in contraband cigarettes, immigration fraud, bribery, money laundering, and the provision of material support to Hezbollah. The efforts of the recipients laid the foundation for future international cooperation with foreign intelligence services and established new legal precedents for future terrorism prosecutions. PARTICIPATION IN LITIGATION Kevin R. Feldis Assistant U.S. Attorney Elisa P. Holland Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard & Special Assistant U.S. Attorney District of Alaska Joseph A. Poux Richard A. Udell Trial Attorneys Environmental Crimes Section Environment & Natural Resources Division The team is recognized for the first vessel pollution investigation in the Nation, resulting in the indictment of a corporate director, on-shore corporate managers, a ship’s captain, and chief engineers for polluting the world’s oceans and attempting to cover up their crime. In addition, one U.S. and three foreign corporations pled guilty to deliberately discharging oil into international waters to save the time and money that compliance with U.S. law and international

treaties would have required. Lawrence G. McDade Deputy Director Barbara J. Alkalay Former Trial Attorney Office of Consumer Litigation Civil Division Barbara J. Alkalay and Lawrence G. McDade are honored for U.S. v. American National Red Cross; litigation seeking to bring blood collection and processing operations into compliance with Food and Drug Administration Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations. Mr. McDade and Ms. Alkalay drafted hundreds of pages of pleadings, explaining systemic problems with the national blood operations. Working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the recipients convinced the American Red Cross to enter into a Consent Decree to self regulate their operations, exposing the organization to up to $200 million in fines over the next four years if it does not comply with Food and Drug Administration standards. Their hard work has created a road map for future compliance and helped to ensure a safer and healthier national blood supply. SUPPORT OF LITIGATION Amy Chang Lee Assistant Chief Robert C. Dalton Melissa Marquez Oliver David J. Stander Catherine M. Weinstock Trial Attorneys Mervyn Hamburg Supervisory Trial Attorney Organized Crime and Racketeering Section Criminal Division This award is presented in recognition for efforts of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Unit of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. The recipients have rendered exemplary service in their review of proposed prosecutions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations and Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering statutes. Cases brought using these statutes are among the most important and complex cases handled by the Department, including high-profile prosecutions relating to terrorism, public corruption, and organized crime. Unit attorneys are commended for their thorough analysis under extremely tight deadlines and their high level of expertise in not only these statutes, but also the myriad of State and Federal violations which constitute underlying predicate racketeering acts. Unit attorneys play an important legal advisory role, providing direct assistance in support of litigation by helping the prosecutors craft improved charging documents and clearer understanding of what must be proven at trial; as well as post-approval assistance on motions, jury instructions, and appeals.

HANDLING OF APPEALS Frank P. Cihlar Reviewer Appellate Section Tax Division Kent L. Jones Tax Assistant to the Solicitor General Office of the Solicitor General In the recent decision in Boeing Co. v. U.S., the Supreme Court held that deductions for research and development activities engaged in by companies that qualify for favorable treatment accorded to income from foreign sales under the Domestic International Sales Corporation and Foreign Sales Corporation provisions of the Internal Revenue Code are to be apportioned between foreign and domestic sales on the basis of the sales, during the years in question, of the broad product categories to which such research and development relates. This assures that the favorably treated foreign sales income will bear a fair proportion of such expenses. This victory is due in large part to the dedicated and exceptional efforts of the recipients and will likely lead to estimated revenue savings of between $3 billion and $5 billion. Michael S. Raab Special Counsel Appellate Staff Civil Division Michael S. Raab has taken the lead in defending some of the Government’s most important interests. He has repeatedly been called upon to defend the ability of the President and other high-ranking officials, most recently playing a crucial role in shaping the appellate strategy in challenges seeking disclosure of Vice Presidential documents relating to the President’s National Energy Task Force. Mr. Raab has defended the constitutionality of statutes including the Welfare Reform Act, Religious Land Use, and Institutionalized Persons Acts. He also has successfully defended the Government’s position on high priority cases, upholding strong federal policies on obscenity provisions and the possession and distribution of marijuana. Mr. Raab defended the Office of the Attorney General in Reno v. Gonzalez, ensuring significant protection of future Attorneys General and other cabinet officers. Proving his ability in commercial litigation, Mr. Raab devised the appellate strategy that secured the reversal of a lower court judgment requiring the Government to pay over $1 billion following cancellation of the A-12 aircraft program. Further, he has proven himself to be one of the Department’s leading authorities on the First Amendment and election law. PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE Richard C. Owens Trial Attorney Office of International Affairs Criminal Division

Richard C. Owens is honored for career accomplishments that, over the past 18 years, have transformed the ability of prosecutors to obtain foreign evidence needed to prove complex, international financial crimes. With dogged persistence, he has pursued one foreign financial haven after another from Switzerland to countries of the former Soviet Bloc to the Caribbean breaking barriers of banking and business secrecy, insisting on evidence in admissible form, defeating defendants* attempts to block the flow of evidence, and negotiating more than a dozen treaties obligating foreign jurisdictions to provide records and testimony for prosecutions. His judicious management of U.S. authority to compel production of foreign records under the Bank of Nova Scotia cases and more recently the USA Patriot Act has preserved valuable bilateral relationships, yet secured evidence from the uncooperative. Throughout this period, Mr. Owens has been responsible for the tracing and seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars of crime proceeds overseas and secured foreign evidence critical to scores of complex financial crime prosecutions, becoming the most seasoned and successful of the few federal attorneys with specialized expertise in foreign evidence gathering and development of U.S. law in the field. PREPARATION AND HANDLING OF LEGISLATION Roger R. Martella Assistant Section Chief Indian Resources Section Patricia L. Weiss Assistant Section Chief R. Anthony Rogers Senior Trial Attorney General Litigation Section Environment & Natural Resources Division The members of the Arkansas Riverbed Settlement Team are honored for obtaining passage of the Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Nations Claims Settlement Act. The team worked tirelessly to settle the longstanding dispute involving ownership and use of the Arkansas Riverbed, a dispute that had its origins almost 200 years ago. This legislative settlement resolves not only claims against the U.S., but also resolves land claims against thousands of individuals who faced tribal claims to the land on which they lived or farmed. Finally, this settlement protects against reoccurrence of similar disputes in the future. ASSET FORFEITURE Gary L. Stein Marc A. Weinstein Barbara A. Ward Assistant U.S. Attorneys Southern District of New York This award is presented to the team for their exceptional performance resulting in forfeiture of over $19 million in a case involving complex legal, factual, and constitutional issues stemming from an investigation of the laundering of billions of dollars through correspondent accounts of two Russian banks at The Bank of New York.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Catherine B. Banerjee Rojko Senior Counsel Drenaye L. Houston Anna C. Thode Patrick M. Casey Senior Attorneys Amy R. Gillespie Scott D. Bauer Christy L. King Trial Attorneys Environmental Enforcement Section Cynthia S. Huber Senior Attorney General Litigation Section Environment & Natural Resources Division The members of the Colonial Oil Team are recognized for reaching an innovative settlement through alternative dispute resolution in this highly technical Clean Water Act case. The team secured a record $34 million penalty and injunctive relief addressing 5,500 miles of pipeline, demonstrating the Department’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of the Nation’s infrastructure and protecting the environment from the devastating impacts of oil spills. INTERAGENCY COOPERATION IN SUPPORT OF LITIGATION John K. Webb Assistant Counsel, Office of the Inspector General Social Service Administration John K. Webb is honored for his outstanding and exemplary work on Social Security, identity theft, and terrorism issues with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. Mr. Webb headed Operation Tarmac, helped to create an Identity Theft Task Force, and prosecuted several defendants with links to terrorist organizations on Social Security fraud charges. He accomplished all of these activities while acting as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Social Security Administration and splitting his time among the Districts of Arizona, Central California, and Oregon. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ADMINISTRATION This award recognizes exceptional dedication and effort to the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. One Outstanding Service in Freedom of Information Act Administration Award is presented this year. Kathy M. Harris

Senior Paralegal Specialist Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Federal Bureau of Prisons This award is presented to Kathy M. Harris in recognition of her outstanding service and exceptional performance in the administration of the Freedom of Information Act. Ms. Harris has developed a reputation as one of the foremost FOIA experts in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, serving as a valuable resource for staff not only in the Mid-Atlantic Region, but also throughout the Bureau. Ms. Harris has been a vital participant in the decentralization of FOIA administration and has provided assistance to staff at various levels of the organization. Her dedication to the administration of FOIA requests is exemplified by her willingness to train staff, serve as a resource, process requests, and assist in defending FOIA litigation.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR FRAUD PREVENTION This award recognizes exceptional dedication and effort to prevent, investigate, and prosecute fraud and white collar crimes. Two Fraud Prevention Awards are presented this year. John D. Arterberry Deputy Chief Fraud Section Criminal Division John D. Arterberry is recognized for his significant contributions to the Department’s fraud enforcement programs targeting corporate fraud, identity theft, and prime bank investment fraud. As chair of three Department coordinating bodies–the Securities and Commodities Fraud Working Group, the Identity Theft Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Council on WhiteCollar Crime, and the Interagency Bank Fraud Enforcement Working Group–Mr. Arterberry has fostered close cooperation and communication between the law enforcement and regulatory communities at the Federal, State, and local levels to ensure an effective and coordinated enforcement response to these crime threats. Through Mr. Arterberry’s leadership, the Department has successfully launched and managed enforcement initiatives, prevention, and education programs that help deter criminal conduct and heighten public awareness of these fraud schemes, the threats they pose and the Department’s role in combating them. M. Elise Chawaga Special Agent Investigations Division Office of the Inspector General Margaret Elise Chawaga made outstanding contributions to fraud prevention in a key Department program by devising, coordinating, and managing significant aspects of the identification of fraud allegations connected with claims to the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund. Ms. Chawaga developed and instituted, through key administrative and prosecutorial offices and with officials of the City and State of New York, procedures for identifying and referring questionable victim claims for investigation and prosecution. This seamless process has resulted in six significant fraud referrals thus far and has set in place the template for additional matters as they are identified, ensuring that only claims for legitimate victims of the September 11th tragedy are paid. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the development and support of community partnerships designed to address public safety within a community. Two Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety Awards are presented this year. David Christler Deputy Superintendent

New York State Police William M. Casey Deputy Superintendent Boston Police Department J. Scott Finlayson Chief Springville Police Department Russell Laine Chief Algonquin Police Department Luise Armstrong Sergeant North Little Rock Police Department Patrick Devlin Assistant Chief of Police New York City Police Department J. Robert Hamrick Chief Deputy Forsyth County Sheriff's Office William J. Roberts Sergeant Charleston Police Department Dennis Holley Supervisory Special Agent Office of Congressional Affairs U.S. Secret Service U.S. Department of Homeland Security The members of the Emergency Law Enforcement Services Forum are honored for their exemplary service in connection with a successful survey of law enforcement, the creation of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Plan for the Emergency Law Enforcement Services Sector and the accompanying Guide for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. The efforts and accomplishments of the Forum truly demonstrate a nationwide cooperative effort to effectively help the more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. better secure their communities by ensuring the ability of law enforcement to effectively respond during times of crisis. The National Security Council used the documents authored by the Forum as examples for other government agencies in the development of their portions of the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Strategy. Thomas P. Coty Senior Program Manager National Institute of Justice Office of Justice Programs Thomas P. Coty is recognized for his innovative and outstanding leadership in creating and managing the National Task Force on Interoperability, a part of the National Institute of Justice’s

Advanced Generation of Interoperability for Law Enforcement Program. The interoperability problem concerns the fact that various public safety agencies often can not communicate during critical incidents involving major criminal acts, natural disasters, terrorist events, or other major disruptions of public safety and security. This inability to communicate has resulted in loss of life and property during critical incidents such as the Columbine tragedy. Through the Task Force, Mr. Coty brought together more than fifteen major national organizations of elected and appointed officials and public safety professionals to discuss and coordinate the critical communication needs of public safety. Under Mr. Coty’s leadership, these efforts have raised awareness of the importance of communications interoperability and have helped to set the law enforcement community on a path to solving one of its most pressing problems in making the public safe. THE CUBBY DORSEY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS BY A WAGE GRADE SYSTEM EMPLOYEE This award recognizes extraordinary performance and contributions by wage grade system employees, including laborers, mechanics, and skilled craft workers. One Cubby Dorsey Award for Outstanding Service by a Federal Wage Grade System Employee is presented this year. Phillip G. Jackson Materials Handler Supervisor Criminal Justice Information Services Division Federal Bureau of Investigation In response to the anthrax attacks, the Bureau directed all offices to immediately implement a screening operation for every piece of incoming correspondence. Phillip G. Jackson was tasked with establishing a mail screening operation to open and inspect all mail arriving at the Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Under Mr. Jackson’s direction, the Division was the first Bureau component to have a fully functional screening operation. Mr. Jackson has demonstrated a commitment to safety. He has coordinated training initiatives in the areas of warehouse safety and forklift operations. The observable result of this emphasis on safety is that his staff has worked over 840 consecutive days without a lost-time accident. Another dimension of Mr. Jackson’s leadership is his concern and compassion for his employees and others around him. Shortly after September 11th, Mr. Jackson worked with to organize an effort to collect essential items for volunteer firefighters and rescue workers in New York. Mr. Jackson took the lead in the summer of 2002 to organize the collection of 640 pounds of goods for the troops stationed in Afghanistan. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS BY A NEW EMPLOYEE This award recognizes exceptional performance and notable accomplishments towards the Department’s mission by an employee with fewer than five years of federal career service. The Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee is presented to two employees.

David L. Calone Trial Attorney National Criminal Enforcement Section Antitrust Division David L. Calone is honored for his exemplary efforts in the international matter of U.S. v. Lam and the high-profile terrorism case of U.S. v. Moussaoui. In U.S. v. Lam, which charges bid rigging and mail fraud in the marine construction industry, Mr. Calone performed significant and critical legal and factual research, expertly prepared mail fraud and interstate commerce witnesses, conducted the direct examination of a victim-witness, executed foreign assistance requests, and selected and presented exhibits to a trial jury. Mr. Calone also served as primary investigator developing a complicated case of wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy charges against an Italian national who participated in a long-term conspiracy to rig bids on marine construction projects. Based on Mr. Calone’s extensive case recommendation, the case was referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for possible prosecution. Mr. Calone has been the second chair on another international investigation involving bid rigging related to the military transportation of household goods, was a key drafter of search warrants executed in coordination with the German Cartel Office, and played a key role in the development of multinational conspiracy cases. In addition to these demanding responsibilities, Mr. Calone has been assisting the prosecution team on U.S. v. Moussaoui. Mr. Calone’s outstanding performance on behalf of the Department, professionalism, and maturity far exceeded his level of experience. Kim A. Herd Assistant U.S. Attorney District of Columbia Kim A. Herd is recognized for her exceptional work in developing the President’s Initiative on Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology. This initiative will provide significantly increased funding to State and local governments to foster their increased use of forensic DNA analysis to solve crimes, exonerate the wrongly convicted, and to clear the backlogs of evidence from violent crimes pending analysis. After researching and drafting a comprehensive discussion document for this project, she worked extensively with senior officials at the Department and the White House to refine the project. Once approved, she worked tirelessly to develop numerous background and briefing materials for the public announcement of the initiative. She was indefatigable in her devotion to this important project, and the criminal justice community will continue to benefit from the quality of her effort in crafting and supporting this Presidential initiative.