THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Chula Vista, California) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 23, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DEIDRE A. LEE AS A MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL
PRISON INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint Deidre A. Lee to serve as a member of the Federal Prison Industries Corporation (FPI).
Ms. Deidre A. Lee, of Arlington, Virginia, is currently the Director of Defense Procurement. She served as Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy from August 1998- May 2000. Prior to that time, she was the Associate Administrator for Procurement and the senior acquisition official at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). During her time at NASA, she was responsible for a number of successful procurement initiatives, and she was awarded NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal and the Exceptional Achievement Medal, for her many accomplishments. Additionally, in 1996 she was the recipient of the Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award.
Ms. Lee received a B.A. degree from Central State University and an M.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma.
The Federal Prison Industries Corporation (FPI) was created in 1934 under the Federal Bureau of Prisons to provide work and training opportunities for federal inmates. The Board of Directors provides guidance to the FPI so that it can accomplish its mission of employing as many inmates as possible without unduly impacting private industry. The major functions of the Board include responsibility for general policies and long-range corporate plans, establishing new industries, establishing pricing policy, and requesting authority from the Secretary of the Treasury to invest FPI funds.