Five months after stepping down from her post as Defense Department under secretary for policy, Michèle Flournoy has resurfaced in the private sector.
Flournoy has joined Boston Consulting Group as a senior adviser, where she will be providing advice on driving change in government, according to a release from BCG.
“Michèle has served at the forefront of efforts to redefine U.S. national security in the post-9/11 world, while also helping to lead the DOD in a time of global challenges,” Joe Davis, BCG senior partner and head of the Washington-based U.S. public sector practice, said in the release. “Her strategic insight and experience will be invaluable in helping our government clients tackle their most critical challenges.”
Flournoy stepped down as the Pentagon's third-in-command back in February to spend more time with family and reportedly to contribute to the Obama re-election campaign. As under secretary of defense for policy, she was the highest-ranking woman in Pentagon history.
Flournoy also was a co-founder of the Center for New American Security and previously was a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Posted by Amber Corrin on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM0 comments
Richard Ginman, a senior official in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, will soon have a new gig in chairing the Government Accountability and Transparency Board, according to Federal News Radio.
Ginman has served as director of defense procurement and acquisition policy since June 2011. His role prior to that was as deputy director in the same office, a position in which he was the principal adviser to the director for all contracting and procurement policy areas.
Ginman spent nearly 40 years in government and commercial business in areas such as contracting, acquisition management, logistics and financial management. His career includes tours at the Naval Ordnance Systems Command; the Naval Regional Contracting Office, Long Beach; and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
A June 2011 executive order established the GAT Board. Its mission is to identify adoption guidelines for integrating systems that support the collection and display of federal spending data.
Posted by Camille Tuutti on Jul 06, 2012 at 6:59 PM0 comments
Susan Swart will become the next CIO of the International Monetary Fund. The organization's managing director, Christine Lagarde, announced on June 28 that she has informed the executive board of her intention to pick Swart for the job.
"In a strong field of global candidates, Susan demonstrated expertise with the technology challenges of the kind faced by the Fund and has a distinguished record in delivering high quality IT services in a public sector environment," Lagarde said.
Swart is currently the State department's CIO, and has been with the agency since 1989. She will begin her work at IMF in August, replacing outgoing CIO Jonathan Palmer.
Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 6:59 PM0 comments