John Spotila, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, left government last week to become chief operating officer at GTSI Corp.
At OMB, Spotila oversaw many of the Clinton administration's information technology management initiatives. He headed matters related to fixing the Year 2000 problem and implementing the Government Paperwork Elimination Act. These issues led to other IT concerns, such as security and privacy on the Internet.
For more information, see "Spotila takes IT leadership to industry" [FCW.com, Jan. 5, 2001]
Paul Cosgrave, the chief information officer at the Internal Revenue Service, is leaving his position to return to private industry.
Cosgrave, who has held the CIO post since 1998, was instrumental in developing the IRS blueprint for modernization, which defines how to improve the tax agency's business operations with technology.
Toni Zimmerman, the agency's deputy CIO, will be the acting CIO while the IRS undertakes a nationwide search for a replacement.
For more information, see "Tax agency CIO leaving" [FCW.com, Jan. 5, 2001]
Claire Robinson was placed in charge of the Federal Aviation Administration's Center/Tracon Automation System in the FAA's Free Flight office. CTAS includes two critical tools in the Free Flight Phase 1 program: Traffic Management Advisor and passive Final Approach Spacing Tool.
Robinson has worked for the FAA since 1992, most recently as program manager for the FAA's Mode-S beacon system, a radar system at 144 sites nationwide.
For more information, see "FAA picks leader for Free Flight tools" [FCW.com, Jan. 4, 2001]
Peter Swire, who served since March 1999 as the first chief counselor for privacy at the Office of Management and Budget, has returned to his position at the Ohio State University College of Law. OMB Director Jacob Lew had appointed Swire, a law professor and expert on Internet privacy, to the new position at OMB following the Clinton administration's call for and increased focus on privacy.
Ray Kammer, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology since 1997, retired Dec. 29 after 31 years in public service. Deputy director Karen Brown is serving as acting director. The position of NIST director is a presidential appointment.
Lisa Jacobsen has joined Affiliated Computer Services Government Solutions Group in Rockville, Md., as chief financial officer. She spent five years as director of Financial Management and Assurance for the General Accounting Office.
At GAO, Jacobsen helped save the government more than $800 million from a federal privatization effort and led the design and implementation of annual audits for the consolidated financial statements of the government, according to an ACS statement. Prior to working at GAO, she spent 10 years at Deloitte & Touche.
Kenneth Zoll was appointed chief enterprise architect and acting director of administration at the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, an independent federal agency with headquarters in Chicago.
Zoll will head the RRB's newly established Office of Enterprise Architecture, which will establish standards, policies and frameworks to guide the agency's use of information technology. He will lead an evaluation of systems, develop plans to enhance IT and develop infrastructure programs and Internet/intranet strategies.
Zoll previously was chief of systems and technology development in RRB's Office of ProgramsPolicy & Systems, where he was responsible for the development of new mainframe and personal computer programs, Internet and intranet development and the agency's document imaging and workflow system.
E. Tracy Lewis has been selected as the new deputy associate administrator for the Office of Enterprise Development at the General Services Administration. Lewis replaces Mirinda Jackson, who recently retired from GSA.
OED helps develop legislation, regulations, preference programs and subcontracting requirements that ensure a fair share of GSA business for small, disadvantaged and woman-owned firms.
Lewis previously was chief executive officer of Strategic Learning Systems, Sterling, Va. He also served as National Project Director for a joint venture between the departments of Justice and Defense and Communities in Schools Inc.
Brig. Gen. Keith Alexander has been selected to be the commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va. Alexander is the director for intelligence for the U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and has held command and staff positions in the Army and the Defense Department. An assumption of command ceremony is scheduled for mid-February.
Frank Carr has joined the board of directors of PEC Solutions Inc., a professional services company. Prior to his retirement from federal government service in 1988, Carr served for 11 years as the General Service Administration's commissioner of computer and telecommunications acquisition and management policy and planning.
Sarah Mattingly was named director of partner alliances for the North American public-sector business unit at SPSS Inc. She is responsible for providing public-sector partners with analytical solutions, applications, services and support. Mattingly assumed this role Dec. 1.
Before joining SPSS, Mattingly was a solutions strategist manager at Oracle Corp., where she worked closely with partners selling customer relationship management solutions to federal government customers.
Mark O'Connor has been named product manager for e-government and James Chartrand has been named senior product architect, at FreeBalance Inc.
O'Connor will manage the entire lifecycle of FreeBalance's suite of e-government products, including the recently launched FreeBalance eGrants system. He most recently served 16 years with the auditor general of Canada.
Chartrand will provide technology insight and direction to the design and development of FreeBalance's e-government products. Chartrand has held senior-level positions at American Management Systems Inc., Duke University, Microsoft Corp. and CivicLife.com.