Comings and goings

Amit Yoran, former security chief at the Homeland Security Department, joined the board of directors at Guidance Software, an incident response and computer investigations company.

Donald Packham was named the first chief human resources officer at the FBI.

David Bibb will become acting administrator of the General Services Administration. Kathleen Turco was named the agency's acting deputy administrator, and Alan Swendiman was named acting chief of staff.

Retired Army Col. Michael Simone was hired by McNeil Technologies as vice president of its Language Services Center.

Kathy Dillaman is now associate director of the newly designated Federal Investigative Services Division at the Office of Personnel Management.

Mathew Blum will become the new associate administrator for competitive sourcing at the Office of Management and Budget.

Robert Bonner, commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service before it was folded into the Homeland Security Department, has retired from government.

James Dillon, New York's first chief information officer, is retiring from government.

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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