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 Download at

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.

  • Shutterstock image.

    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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