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GSA CIO to co-chair Heroines in Technology Awards Gala

General Services Administration CIO Casey Coleman has been named one of the co-chairs for the 12th Annual Heroines in Technology Awards gala.

The event will honor the contributions of women from the Washington, D.C. metro area in the technology sector who exemplify leadership in volunteer community service, according to an  Aug. 13 announcement from March of Dimes and AFCEA NOVA.

“The awards gala has gained tremendous momentum in its 12 year history and is now recognized as one of area’s most rewarding events with supporters from all levels of industry and government,” said Coleman, who will co-chair alongside Sabret Flocos, founding partner of Fox Architects.

Coleman headed the GSA Office of Citizen Services from June 2002 through July 2004. In the following years, she took on roles as GSA Federal Technology Service CIO and in 2006, as CIO for the Federal Acquisition Service. She was appointed GSA CIO in 2007, after serving briefly as acting CIO.

Coleman is active in the federal IT community and was the 2009-2010 president of the Association for Federal Information Resources Management. She’s also one of the winners of FCW’s 2012 Federal 100 awards.

The 2012 Heroines in Technology finalists will be recognized Nov. 9, 2012, at the black-tie event held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The winners will be announced the same evening.

Posted by FCW Staff on Aug 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM1 comments


New leadership coming to Missile Defense Agency

The Missile Defense Agency will soon have its first Navy leader if all goes as planned: Rear Adm. James Syring has been nominated as the agency’s new director, according to a Pentagon release.

If confirmed by the Senate, Syring would succeed Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, whose leadership was criticized in a May 2 Pentagon Inspector General report, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.

The report indicated that the general’s alleged abusive treatment of subordinates hindered operations at MDA.

“Witnesses testified that O’Reilly’s leadership style resulted in a command climate of fear and low morale,” the inspector general found.

Syring currently serves as program executive officer for naval integrated warfare systems in Washington. He’s also been nominated for promotion to vice admiral along with the MDA post, which will be based at Ft. Belvoir, Va.

Posted by Amber Corrin on Aug 07, 2012 at 12:11 PM0 comments


Archivist names new director of the Office of the Federal Register

Charley Barth has been tapped to lead the National Archives' Office of the Federal Register, the daily federal journal that provides citizens access to government information and regulations. Barth has more than 20 years of records management experience in the federal government. Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero made the appointment.

 “I am pleased to welcome Charley as Director of the Federal Register," Ferriero said in announcing the appointment. "He has the leadership qualities needed to guide the Federal Register—extensive and proven records management knowledge and experience.”

Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks also welcomed Barth to his new role, speaking on behalf of the Government Printing Office, which works in partnership with the National Archives to publish the Federal Register.

"I look forward to working with Charley to ensure that we meet the needs of our federal agency customers and the American people," she said.

Prior to his current position, Barth served as director of FOIA and Privacy Act at the Homeland Security Department and before that, as program manager for the chief information officer and contract specialist at the Navy. His public service began as a congressional intern for Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.).

One of Barth’s new focus areas as director will be to continue developing electronic publishing and access to the Federal Register and related information products.

 

Posted by FCW Staff on Jul 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM0 comments