Roster Change

The vice chairman of the federal CIO Council, James Flyzik, plans to give up that post and serve instead as one of three co-chairmen of the council's E-Government Committee, according to council sources.

Flyzik, who is chief information officer at the Treasury Department, has been vice chairman of the CIO Council since 1998. His term as vice chairman expired last fall, but he is expected to maintain his post until President Bush names a new chairman — the person who will be deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

For more details, see "CIO panel changes chairs" [, Feb. 12, 2001]


Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) has been named chairman of the House Science Committee's Environment, Technology and Standards Subcommittee. The subcommittee replaces the Technology Subcommittee and will focus on environmental issues as well as technology matters.

Ehlers, who has a doctorate in nuclear physics, is the first research physicist elected to Congress. He said he hopes to use his subcommittee chairmanship to shape science policy and funding on key science and technology issues.

For more details, see "Ehlers heads House tech panel" [, Feb. 9, 2001]


U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Edward Harrington became the new Defense Contract Management Agency director Feb. 9. He succeeds Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy Malishenko, who is retiring after 31 years of commissioned service.

As DCMA director, Harrington will be the senior contract manager responsible for ensuring that all Defense Department acquisition programs, supplies and services are delivered on time, within cost and meeting performance standards. This involves management of 325,000 prime contracts presently valued at $852 billion.

Harrington served from 1999 to 2001 as the deputy for Systems Acquisition at the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich.


President Bush nominated Pentagon veteran Paul Wolfowitz this month to be the deputy secretary of Defense, replacing Rudy de Leon, who was sworn in as deputy secretary in March 2000.

Wolfowitz has served as the State Department's director of policy planning and as secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs in the Reagan administration. He also served as undersecretary of Defense for policy under former President Bush. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

He is currently the dean of the John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.


Susan Sutherland has been named director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Boulder Laboratories, the agency announced last week. Sutherland had been acting director since last August when Paul Domich, the previous acting director, accepted a detail to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

As director, Sutherland is the senior site manager and oversees the facilities and technical infrastructure for NIST Boulder's 400 scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff.

Sutherland's past government positions include being director of the Modernization Transition Control Office of the National Weather Service. There, she directed budget and scheduling activities for NWS' five-year, $4 billion modernization program.


This week, Thomas Childs was named vice president and general manager of Gateway Inc.'s Public Sector group, which includes the company's education and government efforts. Childs comes to Gateway from Qwest (formerly US West) Business and Government Services, where he was vice president and general manager of federal services.

Meanwhile, Richard Callahan was named vice president for education strategy and development. Callahan was vice president and general manager for Gateway's education segment. In his new role, Callahan will identify and develop the path for innovative integration of technology, solutions and services that enhance learning. Callahan will also become a liaison for key government industry officials.

Tom Fitzgerald, vice president of education sales, and Jay Lambke, vice president of government sales, will report to Childs as they lead their respective sales organizations.


William Daley has been elected to Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s board of directors, the company announced last week. From 1997 through 2000, Daley served as Secretary of the Commerce Department in the Clinton administration. Most recently, Daley was chairman of the Gore-Lieberman campaign.

As Commerce Secretary, Daley led administration efforts to create government policies that promote the growth of electronic business while safeguarding consumer privacy.


Leo Giacometto, a former staff aide to Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) during passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, has been appointed to the advisory board of Washington, D.C.-based NetCompliance Inc., a provider of "paperless" compliance solutions.

After leaving Burns' office, Giacometto served from 1999 to 2001 as vice president of government affair, for Morrison Knudsen Corp., which is now Washington Group International Inc. Giacometto is Montana's representative to the Northwest Power Planning Council, which has oversight control of the Bonneville Power Administration.


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