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Michael Chertoff was sworn in as the new secretary of homeland security. Historian Allen Weinstein was confirmed as the nation's archivist.

George Newstrom, Virginia's former technology secretary, is joining Trusted Computer Solutions' advisory board. Newstrom currently serves as president and chief executive officer of WiSPER Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of IMC.

Mitzi Mead, former business development director at Mercury, a software company, moves to PricewaterhouseCoopers to manage business development efforts for its federal civilian practice. The company is rebuilding its federal sector after selling most of it to IBM two years ago.

Patrick Hughes, acting undersecretary of the Homeland Security Department's Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate, will retire March 15.

Frank O'Mara becomes vice president of training systems at Unitech, a company specializing in interactive training and simulation, homeland security, and technology solutions.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers' Executive Committee elected Jim Dillon, CIO for the state of New York, to serve as its secretary/treasurer for the 2004-2005 program year.

White House CIO Carlos Solari has left the federal government to run his own company.

GTSI officials announced the promotion of three senior executives: Scot Edwards was named chief marketing officer and group vice president, Todd Leto is vice president for customer team sales, and Paul Liberty has become area vice president for corporate affairs and investor relations.

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.

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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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