David Litchfield, the retired Marine who serves as the Navy's deputy program
executive officer for information technology, is leaving that position Jan.
26, said Navy Capt. Chris Christopher, an assistant deputy PEO for IT. Litchfield
will return to work at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Christopher
Litchfield's biography at the PEO's Navy Marine Corps Intranet Web site calls him the director of NMCI.
His formal title is deputy PEO for IT for NMCI services. Formed in May 1999,
PEO IT is directed by Joseph Cipriano, the Navy's program executive officer
for information technology.
"NMCI outsourcing director leaving" [FCW.com, Jan. 15, 2001]
Marie "Terry" Weaver will become director of the General Services Administration's
Office of IT Accommodation. That office oversees governmentwide compliance
with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1986, which requires that
agencies make technology accessible to employees with disabilities.
Weaver replaces Ronald Kelly, who had been acting director of the office
and will stay in his position as director of GSA's Regulatory Information
Michele Heffner will serve as director of GSA's Office of Interagency
IT Strategies, overseeing the support staff for the federal CIO Council,
the Information Technology Resources Board and the Procurement Executives
Council. Heffner replaces Sandra Hense, who retired recently.
"GSA selects two for key technology jobs" [FCW.com, Jan. 11, 2001]
Marv Langston's one-year tenure as the No. 2 executive at a California
dot-com may come to an end soon due to lack of venture capital and other
funding. Langston, the former chief information officer for the Defense
Department, left the Pentagon in January 2000 to serve as chief operating
officer at Salus Media, Carpinteria, Calif.
"Dot-com shakeout affects Langston" [FCW.com, Jan. 11, 2001]
Four of the chief officials who led the Year 2000 efforts for the Defense
Department have retired from government and are working for information
Gary Ambrose, the brigadier general who led the Air Force's Year 2000
readiness initiative, started working late last year as IBM Corp.'s DOD
client director, a business development job.
The Marine Corps' Year 2000 chief, Kevin McHale, started working late
last year for Mitre Corp. as assistant director of Marine Corps programs.
Clifford Szafran, the Navy captain who led his department's Year 2000
readiness efforts, retired in May. Szafran now serves as Electronic Data
Systems Corp.'s program manager for the company's Naval Supply Systems Command
and Naval Air Systems Command enterprise resource planning pilot.
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. William Donahue in October became head of
the Computer Science Corp. business unit that deals with aerospace programs,
range operations and Air Force support business. Donahue was the Air Force's
director for communication and information at Air Force headquarters and
commander of the Air Force Communications and Information Center.
"Pentagon Y2K chiefs land in industry" [FCW.com, Jan. 12, 2001]
Gregory Ryan has been named director of business development for Information
Technology Consulting at Grant Thornton LLP. Ryan will help build the company's
IT consulting practice for the Global Government Group.