Circuit

Industry leaders; Williams and Suda move up at USDA

Editor's Note: This story was updated at noon June 19, 2007. Please go to Corrections & Clarifications to see what has changed.

Industry leaders

The Industry Advisory Council and the American Council on Technology announced their new leaders during the Management of Change conference June 3-5.

IAC
Leslie Steele, founder and chief executive officer of InterImage, was elected executive vice chairman for the upcoming year. She will serve as IAC chairwoman beginning July 1, 2008.

Among the other newly elected committee members:
  • Vice Chair at Large: Robert Dix Jr., Juniper Networks’ director of government affairs.
  • Vice Chair at Large: Maria Horton, EmeSec founder and CEO.
  • Vice Chair at Large: Andy Robinson, ICF International senior vice president of information technology and program management.
  • Vice Chair at Large: Patrick Schambach, Nortel Government Solutions president of the civilian sector.
  • Vice Chair at Large: Sally Turner, CGI Federal director of strategic initiatives.
ACT board members for 2007 through 2009
The newly elected members of the ACT Board who will assume office July 1 are as follows:
  • President: Martha Dorris, the General Services Administration’s deputy associate administrator for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications.
  • Vice President at Large: Michael Carleton, GSA’s chief information officer.
  • Vice President at Large: Linda Cureton, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s CIO and director of the information technology and communications directorate.
  • Vice President at Large: Prashant Gaur, Defense Business Transformation Agency’s Defense enterprise integration executive.
  • Vice President at Large: Mark Krzysko, assistant deputy undersecretary of Defense.
  • Vice President at Large: Jacquelyn Patillo, the Transportation Department’s deputy CIO.
  • Vice President at Large: William Vajda, the Education Department’s CIO.
  • Vice President at Large: Stephen Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department’s principal deputy assistant secretary and deputy CIO.
  • Vice President at Large: Gary Wetterhall, assistant program executive officer for the Army’s Enterprise Information Systems.
  • Vice President at Large: Jim Williams, GSA’s commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.
  • Vice President at Large: Jerry Williams, the Agriculture Department’s deputy CIO.
 
Williams and Suda move up at USDA
The Agriculture Department has named Deputy Chief Information Officer Jerry Williams acting CIO following the resignation last week of CIO Dave Combs.

Williams has led department initiatives to support information technology security and financial management. Before joining USDA, he was acting CIO at the Small Business Administration. He also was chief of the Federal Financial Management Systems Branch at the Office of Management and Budget.

Combs’ retirement has led to other organizational changes, which Williams announced June 12.

Robert Suda
, associate CIO for integration and operations, will be acting deputy CIO under Williams. Before joining USDA, Suda was assistant commissioner of the Office of IT Solutions in the General Services Administration’s Federal Technology Service.

Kathleen Rundle, currently associate CIO at the National Information Technology Center, will be acting associate CIO of integration and operations, focusing on integrating NITC, telecommunications and IT services within the CIO’s office.

Chris Niedermayer
will remain associate CIO of information and technology management. He is responsible for capital planning, enterprise architecture, IT governance, strategic planning and departmentwide IT training. Lynn Allen will continue as associate CIO for cybersecurity, with responsibility for all IT and data security in the department.

Combs plans to retire June 30 and return to his home state of North Carolina.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group