Arthur S. Flemming Awards

Celebrating 66 years of outstanding men and women in the federal government

Established in 1948, the Flemming Awards honor outstanding federal employees. Recognized by the president of the United States, agency heads, and the private sector, the winners are selected from all areas of the federal service.

Carole A. Parent, Ph.D.

Dr. Carole Parent in her labSince Dr. Parent was awarded the Arthur Flemming Award in 2013, she has continued to pursue research towards the sensing and response of cells to external chemical gradients during directed cell migration. She is mentoring a dynamic group of young scientists who apply a multidisciplinary approach to understand signaling pathways in complex physiological settings, with a direct impact on important processes such as inflammation, immune responses, tissue repair and cancer metastasis. As part of her duties as Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Dr. Parent continues to be actively involved in mentoring tenure-track investigators, postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists. She also serves on several mentoring committees in the National Institutes of Health. More recently, Dr. Parent was named co-Director of the UMD-NCI Partnership for Cancer Technology – a program that aims to bring together the expertise and resources available in physics and mathematics at the University of Maryland with the biomedical research ongoing at the National Cancer Institute. Furthermore, in May 2014, Dr. Parent was a speaker at the Graduating Class of the Science, Technology and Research Scholars (STARS) Program of the Thomas Wootton High School in Rockville, MD. Taken together, Dr. Parent’s activities highlight her passion about science, community service and mentoring at every level: from high school, college and graduate students to postdoctoral fellows and tenure-track Investigators.

David A. Bray, Ph. D.

Dr. David A. Bray currently serves a Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission where he leads the FCC's strategic efforts to modernize its IT. He was named one of the "top 5" most social CIOs globally by two major publications in 2014 and regularly discusses public service and our rapidly changing world as @fcc_cio. Dr. Bray also was selected to serve both as an University of Oxford Visiting Associate, focused on Cybersecurity and culture, and as a 5-year term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Flemming alumni include many whose names are well-known. 

To name a few, past award recipients include Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Paul Volcker, Jr., John Chancellor, Neil Armstrong, Mary Elizabeth Hanford (now Elizabeth Dole), Robert Gates, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and William Phillips (Nobel laureate in 1997).

More than 500 individuals have received the award to date.

The 2014 nomination form is now available.  Please visit the Nominate page for more information. Thank you to all of the federal agencies who nominated outstanding public servants this past year!

Arthur S. Flemming Award Sponsors

The Flemming Awards would like to thank the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration at the George Washington University and our Premier Sponsor, Federal Management Systems, Inc., for their generous support.