About the Author
Robert C. THAMES is a Senior Program Manager at SAS Institute with over thirty years of experience in the technology industry, selling, managing, and delivering strategic solutions to customers and clients in the commercial telecommunications, entertain-ment, manufacturing, and retail industries, and the federal public sector. His association with CAM-I spans fourteen years, during which he led the Change, Adaptation, and Learning Interest Group in that organization. His articles have appeared in Strategic Management, Cost Management, SAS, and BetterManagement.com.?
As the former CFO of the Department of Labor, DOUGLAS W. WEBSTER was responsible for upholding strong financial management and accountability while enhancing internal control in an organization of more than 16,000 employees and a budget exceeding $50 billion. Prior to his appointment as the CFO, he served a twenty-one-year career in the U.S. Air Force, was the principal finance advisor to the Iraq Ministry of Transportation under the Coalition Provisional Authority, and served with leading firms providing management-consulting services to over twenty federal agencies.