Robert P. Bubniak has been appointed acting chief information officer at
the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department announced last week.
He is also the acting principal deputy assistant secretary for information
Bubniak, who had been the associate deputy assistant secretary for telecommunications,
replaces Harold Gracey Jr., who joined FedBid.com, Germantown, Md., as vice
president for government affairs after a 30-year federal career. Bubniak
is in his second term as chairman of the Interagency Management Council
and was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Government Information
Technology Executive Council.
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Reps. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) and Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) were recently named
Cyber Champions by the Business Software Alliance, a high-tech lobbying
group whose members include Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp., and Apple Computer
Inc. They were given the awards based on their support of policies that
will ensure the continued growth of the high-tech industry.
Tauzin was selected for his work on the Security and Freedom through Encryption
(SAFE) Act, and Tauscher received the award for her work in encouraging
the administration to lift the restrictions on encryption and her support
of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Daniel J. Evans was recently appointed as chairman of the board of directors
at Tidemark Computer Systems Inc., a software developer for state and local
governments. Evans, who was first elected governor of Washington state in
1965 and served three terms in office before joining the U.S. Senate in
1983, will advise Tidemark as the company expands its suite of e-government
products and services.
Tidemark recently reached a strategic partnership with Unisys Corp., to
help move the move the company from its local government roots into the
larger state and federal markets.
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Victor Klatt III earlier this month joined government relations firm Van
Scoyoc Associates Inc. as vice president. Klatt most recently was the education
and human resources policy coordinator for the House Committee on Education
and the Workforce. He previously served as deputy assistant secretary for
Congressional affairs at the Education Department. In his new position,
Klatt will focus on K-12 education issues, technology, training, higher
education and appropriation issues.