Comings and goings

John Spotila, who led the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs during the Clinton administration, left his post as president and chief operating officer at GTSI Corp. No replacement has been announced.

Once the acting chief technology officer at the Homeland Security Department, Lee Holcomb now has the job on a permanent basis.

In July, Ron Miller is leaving his job as program executive officer for e-government at the Small Business Administration to join SRA International Inc. as a principal.

Gary Hartwig is shifting from acting CIO at the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deputy special agent in charge of the bureau's Chicago office.

Mary Lacey becomes the first program executive officer for the National Security Personnel System at the Defense Department.

Michelle O'Neill has been appointed deputy undersecretary for technology and Daniel Caprio Jr. is deputy assistant secretary for technology policy at the Commerce Department.

Tom Oscherwitz was appointed director of government relations and privacy for ID Analytics Inc., a San Diego-based company dealing in identity-risk management. He previously served as counsel to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), on the Senate

Judiciary Committee's Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee.

Steven Samowich has joined Convera Corp. as chief operating officer.

Phil Butler is retiring as a partner with Acquisition Solutions Inc. to return to his consulting practice, Phil Butler and Associates Ltd.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

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    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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