The Circuit


Energy CIO changes agencies

The Energy Department’s Chief Information Officer Mike Locatis is moving to the Homeland Security Department, according to a report by Federal News Radio.

Locatis’ new title is assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications with the National Protections and Programs Directorate, the April 19 report said.

The news report said Locatis will take over for Greg Schaffer, who left in March.

Posted by FCW Staff on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM0 comments


Peter Dube, Roger Caslow join Suss Consulting

Two former military and intelligence community officials have joined federal consultancy Suss Consulting: Peter Dube and Roger Caslow.

Dube will serve as a principle consultant, while Caslow is joining as an executive consultant.

Dube is a veteran federal IT program manager, and most recently worked at SAIC as general manager of the enterprise and mission solutions business unit. He has also worked for Boeing, NASA, the Army National Guard and Army Reserves.

Caslow joins Suss Consulting following a government career in the intelligence community, where he previously worked in the intelligence community CIO’s office as chief for risk management/information security programs.

“Their knowledge and expertise in the federal marketplace will strengthen Suss Consulting’s offerings and services to its industry and government clients,” Warren Suss, president of Suss consulting, said in a released statement.

Posted by Amber Corrin on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM0 comments


Cedric Sims leaving DHS

Homeland Security Department management executive Cedric Sims announced on April 17 he is leaving the department to join a consulting firm.

Sims currently is director of program accountability and risk management at DHS, reporting to Rafael Borras, undersecretary of management.

Sims joined DHS in May 2009 to serve as executive director of the enterprise business management office in the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

He will be joining the Evermay Consulting Group Inc. in early May, said Greg Rothwell, president of Evermay.

Previously, Sims served at the U.S. Secret Service from 2001 until 2009, including assignments as branch chief of network management, DHS senior infrastructure officer and in interagency communications roles at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, G8 Summit in Sea Island and several United Nations General Assemblies.

He has bachelor’s degrees in computer science and journalism from Texas A&M University, where he also earned a doctorate in engineering.

Once he becomes a consultant, Sims hopes to continue helping DHS and other federal agencies improve their systems. “I feel I still will be able to provide support to government agencies with solutions that align with their missions,” he told Federal Computer Week.

Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM0 comments