The Circuit

Are you still doing the same job this week? At times last week, it seemed as if the federal information technology community was playing musical chairs and that just about everybody was changing jobs. Here are some of the changes:

Haycock: OMB architect

The Office of Management and Budget has named Bob Haycock its first chief architect.

Haycock has been the acting manager of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Program Management Office since June 2002, on detail from the Interior Department. He has been performing the duties of the chief architect, and he will continue his work in developing the federal enterprise architecture, providing agencies with a business and technology blueprint. His first official day in his new job has not been set.

Diaz: DHS researcher

The Homeland Security Department has named Deborah Diaz chief information officer for its research arm, the Science and Technology Directorate.

Diaz, a well-known information technology expert, has been working to help develop Web sites in DHS' main CIO division for a year. She will be joining a directorate that has the money and mandate to develop cutting-edge technologies to fight terrorism.

Diaz helped launch the General Services Administration's FirstGov Web portal in 2000 and was deputy associate administrator for the Office of FirstGov. She subsequently redesigned the site and upgraded its technology so users could more easily find the information they needed.

Froehlich: IRS chief of shared services

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department unveiled management changes Oct. 9 that will affect the agencies' implementation of the President's Management Agenda.

The IRS announced the appointment of Carl Froehlich as chief of Agency-Wide Shared Services. He was serving as Treasury's director of performance budget.

The IRS formed AWSS in 2000 as part of an overall reorganization. Staff members' duties include procurement and personnel support. They work with the information systems group to provide central management support to the IRS' major business units and all offices.

Delgado-Jenkins: Treasury deputy assistant secretary

Treasury has named Jesus Delgado- Jenkins deputy assistant secretary for management and budget.

He previously served as managing director of Bourbon Street Partners LLC, a management and organizational consulting company. Before that, he was a senior consultant and manager at what was then Price Waterhouse and held other positions in industry.

Parkes: Energy CIO

Rose Parkes will leave her position as CIO of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take the same post at the Energy Department.

Parkes' last day at FEMA will be Oct. 17, according to FEMA spokeswoman Debbie Wing.

Parkes, who has been FEMA's CIO since September 2002, will fill the CIO position formerly held by Karen Evans. Evans left Energy to become administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of E-Government and Information Technology.

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