Sameer Bhalotra, who resigned in January as senior director for cybersecurity for the Barack Obama administration, is about to announce that he is taking a position as chief operating officer at a firm called Impermium, the New York Times reports.
Times reporter Nicole Perlroth described Impermium as "a cybersecurity start-up based in Redwood City, Calif., that wants to clean up the social Web using so-called big data techniques."
In his White House job, Bhalotra "coordinated several of President Obama’s cybersecurity initiatives, including the White House’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace," she wrote.
Posted by FCW Staff on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM1 comments
The Defense Department today saw the addition of three Senior Executive Service members.
In an Aug. 16 announcement, DOD Secretary Leon Panetta highlighted the following appointments:
William Keely has been assigned as deputy chief technology officer for mission assurance at the Defense Information Systems Agency. His prior role was as DISA’s director of field security operations.
Jill Eileen Stiglich has been tapped to serve as deputy director of program acquisition and strategic sourcing at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Her most recent role was in the same office as supervisory contract specialist.
DOD also formally announced the appointment of Arati Prabhakar as the new director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which was first reported in July.
Posted by FCW Staff on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM0 comments
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