Comings and goings

President Bush plans to nominate Michael Jackson, former deputy secretary at the Transportation Department, to be second in command at the Homeland Security Department. Jackson is now chief operating officer of AECOM Technology's government services group in Fairfax, Va.

Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary of DHS' Border and Transportation Security Directorate, will resign March 1.

Barbara Shelton, regional administrator of the General Services Administration's Mid-Atlantic Region, has been named acting commissioner of GSA's Federal Technology Service. Shelton will take over when Commissioner Sandra Bates retires Feb. 11. In other FTS changes, Tony Tisone, the chief financial officer, has retired.

Alan Balutis has joined market research firm Input as president and chief executive officer of the government strategies unit.

Edward Murray was selected to be one of the top financial managers at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He will be responsible for managing the department's $68 billion budget.

Retired Adm. John Gauss, former commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and chief information officer at the VA, has opened his own firm, Gauss Consulting Services.

Lisa Schlosser has been named CIO of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was associate CIO in DOT's Information Technology Investment Management Office.

More on these staffing changes is available on the FCW.com Download at www.fcw.com/download.

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