Roster Change

Michael O'Hara Garcia, chief information officer at the Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency, is heading for the Hill. He will be Senior Technology Adviser for the House Government Reform Committee's Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee. Garcia, who starts his new job Aug. 1, will be working on Government Performance and Results Act and trade development issues.

More about Garcia:

"Tracking agency performance via the Web" [Federal Computer Week, July 24, 2000]

"Web resource open for minority businesses" [, June 22, 2000]


Dennis McCarthy last week was named the new regional director for the National

Weather Service's 14-state central region, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. McCarthy

most recently was meteorologist in charge of the Norman, Okla., forecast office.

More about McCarthy:

"Storm tech praised for May showing" [Federal Computer Week, June 28, 2000]


Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Kellogg has been selected for promotion and assignment to become the new director of command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon announced last week. Kellogg currently serves as the Army's assistant chief of staff for operations and plans.

More about Kellogg:

"Kellogg named to C4 post" [, July 19, 2000]


CIO University graduated its first class of students on July 12. The program is sponsored by the CIO Council and administered by the General Services Administration. The CIO University is a virtual consortium of universities that offer graduate-level programs that address the essential knowledge, skills and abilities of federal CIOs. The following graduates received a CIO University Certificate:

University of Maryland University College:

Thomas Bell, American Heart Disease

E. Charles Dann Jr., Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Gray

Paul Douglas, IT Systems Inc.

Roger Jaffe, Merchant's Inc.

Willie Johnson, Defense Department

Frank Khare, American Systems International

Paul Orapin, Dharmniti Law Office

Dan Parkins, WorldCom

Con Silard, Jr., Science Applications International Corp.

Kim Wandersee, ACS Government Solutions Group

George Washington University

Anthony Nuriddin, Air Force

Robert St. Cyr, Saint Cyr Communications Inc.

George Mason University

Colin Callahan, PriceInteractive Inc.

Philson Lescott, American Management Systems Inc.

Donald Dechow Jr., Cable & Wireless

Charles Spotts, Science Applications International Corp.

Patrice Clark, Booz-Allen & Hamilton I

More about CIO University:

"Council plans to offer high-level IT training to CIOs" [Federal Computer Week, June 29, 1998]


Jack Cole this month joined the Air Transport Association as senior director of safety. Most recently, he served as the executive director of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association for four years, and for two years as president and chief executive officer of the National Aeronautic Association.


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