Richard Kendall last week was named the first chief information officer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His job will be to develop and direct an integrated policy for information management. Since 1999, he has directed cybersecurity enhancements at Los Alamos.
Navy Rear Adm. Richard Mauldin is being assigned as task force commander
for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet. Mauldin has been serving as deputy director
and fleet liaison of the Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control
Directorate in Washington, D.C.
Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Brown is being assigned as deputy director and
fleet liaison for the directorate in Washington, D.C. Brown has been serving
as deputy director of the White House Military Office in Washington, D.C.
Curtis Coy, a career naval officer and former senior management consultant
for PricewaterhouseCoopers, was named last week as the new director of the
Department of Health and Human Services' Program Support Center, which provides
administrative support services to HHS and other federal agencies. The PSC
is responsible for disbursing two-thirds of all federal grant funds each
Coy will oversee a staff of 1,100 that provides administrative services
for 32 federal agencies, including HHS. Core PSC business areas include
financial management, human resources and administrative operations. The
PSC was created in 1996 as part of the National Partnership for Reinventing
Government initiative to reduce duplication in administrative services.
Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner will
leave office next month to return to the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace. During her tenure at INS, the agency developed a national record
center to store 25 million immigration files and used new computer technologies
to cut bureaucracy and automate labor-intensive procedures.
Curt Suplee has been appointed director of the Office of Legislative and
Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation. Suplee will oversee the
agency's communication activities with the public, including Congress, the
news media, states and governors, and various scientific, engineering and
education organizations. He began his duties at NSF on Oct. 23. Suplee was
most recently at the Washington Post, where he served as a science writer
and editor for national news.
The Internal Revenue Service last week announced eight new members to the
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The group serves
as a public forum for electronic tax administration issues, encouraging
taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically with the IRS.
The new members are:
* Kevin Belden, former chief information officer for the New York State
Department of Taxation and Finance.
* Glen Bower, the director of revenue for the Illinois Department of
Revenue, where he has expanded electronic filing, payment and communications
* Eric Blackledge, president of Blackledge Furniture, an active supporter
of the IRS' STAWRS joint payroll tax reporting program.
* Paul Hocking, director of Frank Hirth PLC, which specializes in U.S./U.K.
individual and corporate taxation compliance.
* Brenda Hunter, manager of payroll and benefit accounting at Bechtel
Jacobs Co. LLC. She oversees the transmittals of electronic files for 37
companies to the IRS, state and local institutions and financial institutions.
* Charles McCabe, president and CEO of Peoples Income Tax Inc., who
has participated in and supported the IRS e-filing program since founding
the business in 1987.
* Daniel Tarantin, president and CEO of Jackson Hewitt Inc., a subsidiary
of Cendant Corp. Jackson Hewitt Inc. is the nation's second-largest tax
* Patricia Traynor, e-business vice president of AT&T, where she
created, launched and managed one of AT&T's first intranet application.