Joseph Leo, the chief information officer at the Agriculture Department,
has told his staff that he will retire Feb. 2 from a career in government
that has spanned more than three decades. Leo has held USDA's top tech job
for the past year and helped work on enhancing the department's information
technology systems and delivering public services electronically. Leo did
not say what his future plans are.
"Agriculture CIO announces retirement" [FCW.com, Oct. 30, 2000]
Ron Simmons, on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of
Aviation Research, recently accepted the top award in an international competition
sponsored by Microsoft Corp. Simmons and his team developed a knowledge
management system called KMS2000, adapting a prototype Microsoft software
package for use on Internet.
David Keyes has been appointed director for policy, studies and analysis
at Veridian. Keyes joins Veridian following a 27-year career with the FBI.
While at the FBI, he served as a commissioner on the President's Commission
on Critical Infrastructure Protection and as the acting director of what
is now the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office.
President Clinton last week announced his intent to appoint John Chambers,
president and chief executive of Cisco Systems Inc., to serve as a member
of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. NSTAC provides
the president with technical information and advice on national security
Brad Allen, chief executive officer of eFederal Inc., has joined the board
of directors of DCVentureNet, a new technology accelerator geared specifically
to e-government companies. DCVentureNet's advisory board includes former
Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp, Washington
Wizards owner Abe Pollin and former Office of Management and Budget Director
"Venture to bring B2G start-ups to D.C." [FCW.com, Oct. 18, 2000]