Comings and goings

President Bush is expected to nominate Robert Stephan to be assistant secretary for infrastructure protection and designate him acting undersecretary of the Homeland Security Department's Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate. Stephan currently serves as special assistant to the secretary at DHS.

Brownstein Hyatt and Farber, a Denver-based law firm, has hired Suzanne Mencer, former director of DHS' Office for Domestic Preparedness and a 20-year FBI veteran, as a senior member of the government relations practice.

Paul Rosenzweig, a senior legal research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, was named the first chairman of DHS' Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. Lisa Sotto, a partner and leader of the Regulatory Privacy and Information Management Practice Group at Hunton and Williams, a New York law firm, was named the committee's vice chairwoman.

James Loy, former DHS deputy secretary and former administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, joins the Cohen Group, founded by former Sen. William Cohen (R-Maine) to advise clients on dealing with the business, political, legal, regulatory and media environments.

Former Rep. Jim Turner (D-Texas), who was the ranking minority member on the House Homeland Security Committee, joins the public policy and government contracts practice at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold and Porter.

William Beaumet was named director of the Customs and Border Protection's Advanced Training Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

FCW in Print

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


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    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.

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    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.

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    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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