Comings and goings

President Bush is expected to nominate James Finley to be deputy undersecretary for acquisition and technology at the Defense Department.

The Senate confirmed Emilio Gonzalez as the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Homeland Security Department.

James Vanderhoff, who began his information technology career as a communications electronics officer at the State Department, will become the department's chief information officer.

Amit Yoran will be the new head of In-Q-Tel, the CIA's independent venture capital group.

Computer Sciences Corp. appointed James Sheaffer president of its federal business unit. Since 2003, he has served as vice president of CSC's Internal Revenue Service programs in the federal sector unit's civil agency group.

Virginia's Gov.-elect Tim Kaine named health information technology expert Aneesh Chopra the state's new secretary of technology.

Bruce Brody, former associate CIO for cybersecurity at the Energy Department, has joined research firm Input as vice president of information security.

Daniel Matthews was named vice president of government relations for Lockheed Martin's civil programs.

Peter Quinn has resigned as Massachusetts' CIO.

Greg Kilgore, formerly with Sprint's Government Affairs division, joined the Coalition for Government Procurement as vice president of policy.

Renato DiPentima, chief executive officer of SRA International, has been appointed to the company's board of directors. Gail Wilensky, an economist and senior fellow at a health education foundation called Project HOPE, was also named to the board.

Jim Bryant, a former Air Force officer with extensive federal IT experience, has been named South Carolina's new CIO.

Robert Dickson was named senior vice president for strategic initiatives at Apptis.

James Loy has joined Sigaba's Corporate Advisory Board.

FCW in Print

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


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    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

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    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

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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.

  • 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.

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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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