Comings and goings

Kay Coles James, former director of the Office of Personnel Management, has joined the J.C. Watts Companies as a senior partner. She will lead business activities in health policy initiatives, corporate workforce management, diversity strategy, crisis management and mitigation, employee benefits, workforce training, education, and government relations.

Ken Buck, former director of share-in-savings contracting at the General Services Administration, has moved to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a special assistant to John Dyer, CMS’ chief operating officer.

Ed Meagher is now deputy chief information officer at the Interior Department.

Duane Andrews, executive vice president and COO of Science Applications International Corp., will retire in April.

Retired Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege Jr., former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has become chairman of the new Deloitte Center for Network Innovation at Deloitte & Touche.

President Bush plans to nominate Ralph Basham, director and 29-year veteran of the Secret Service, to serve as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

John Gauss, former CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named president and COO of FGM, a technology company based in Reston, Va.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency named Tina Burnette to be the deputy director in charge of procurements related to relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Sandra Bates, former commissioner of GSA’s Federal Technology Service, has joined the Government Advisory Board at Ciena, a network technology company.

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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