Rep. Stephen Horn (R-Calif.) will maintain his oversight of many government information management issues, including information security, as chairman of a new subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee.
Committee chairman Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) created the Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee and named Horn as chairman.
For more information, see: "Horn hangs on to IT oversight" [FCW.com, Feb. 2, 2001]
Meanwhile, Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) will be chairman of the Government Reform Committee's Technology and Procurement Policy Subcommittee. Davis' subcommittee will have jurisdiction over all matters relating to information technology and federal procurement policy and practices.
President Bush is expected to nominate Sean O'Keefe, who has close ties to Vice President Dick Cheney, as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, where he would have a major role in shaping the federal budget.
If confirmed by the Senate, O'Keefe, 45, an expert in budget, technology and national security issues, would be deputy director for budget under OMB Director Mitchell Daniels Jr. O'Keefe is already working in an OMB office.
For more information, see "Cheney associate to take key OMB job" [Federal Computer Week, Feb. 5, 2001]
Gregory Rohde, former Commerce Department assistant secretary of communications and information and the administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, is now the head of e-Copernicus.com.
E-Copernicus.com is a consulting firm specializing in business strategies for "new economy" companies in the telecommunications, technology, and information services fields. Rohde formed the new company with The Dutko Group Companies Inc., Washington, D.C.
Phil Bond, former senior vice president of government affairs for the Information Technology Industry Council, will head Hewlett-Packard Co.'s federal public-policy programs and the company's Washington, D.C., office, effective Feb. 26.
Bond will replace Gary Fazzino, who was appointed vice president of HP Government and Public Affairs. In his new position, Bond will lead the formulation of HP positions on U.S. domestic issues and determine where HP will provide early leadership in shaping public policy involving e-commerce, trade, the environment, education, procurement and taxation.