The Circuit


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


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


The mind reader from Maryland

Martha Johnson, former administrator of the General Services Administration, is no doubt sick of hearing about the over-the-top spending at the 2010 Western Regions Conference, particularly the mind reader who was there.

But she faced another mind reader April 16 on Capitol Hill.

She testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, with a long face, answering questions for nearly two hours. All the while, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the committee’s ranking member, was watching her closely. He was lecturing on the apparent divide between the administrator's office authority and the GSA's regional offices authority, when he stopped and asked:

“Ms. Johnson, am I reading you right? I watch your expressions and this is what it seems like you’re saying, ‘This really just [ticks] me off.’” (He chose an earthier verb.)

Johnson didn’t smile.

Posted by Matthew Weigelt on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM1 comments