Jean Carter has replaced John "Jack" Garman as chief information officer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Garman retired after 33 years at NASA in early January. Carter has been a member of the CIO office at Johnson since its inception in 1984. Her most recent assignment was as the center's deputy CIO, and before that Carter was deputy information technology security manager.
Anne Reed, chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, will join Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s Global Government Industry Group on Feb. 1 as vice president for industry relations.
Reed, who has managed a $1.2 billion annual information technology budget for USDA since 1996, said at EDS she will develop partnerships with governments domestic as well as foreign and study how IT success stories can be replicated.
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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) next month will receive a Cyber Champion Award from the Business Software Alliance for taking the lead on passing legislation that promotes strong copyright protection for creators of software and other creative works. Hatch also played a critical role in drafting and securing passage of Year 2000 legislation that encouraged the voluntary sharing of Year 2000 readiness information.
Robert Walker, president of Handgun Control Inc. and the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, will join the Council for Excellence in Government as vice president beginning next month. Walker will direct the Partnership for Trust in Government program and the Council's role in the Innovations in American Government Awards program.