John Reece, a former vice president for information technology at Time Warner
Inc., is expected to join the Internal Revenue Service this month to help
the agency develop innovative electronic government services. Reece will
be the agency's deputy commissioner for business modernization and chief
information officera new post at the IRS.
Currently, Reece is chief executive officer and chairman of John C. Reece
and Associates, a South Carolina-based consulting firm specializing in Internet
and telecommunications ventures.
The IRS also announced the appointment of W. Todd Grams as chief financial
officer. Grams was a longtime executive at the Department of Veterans Affairs
and the Office of Management and Budget. His duties will include overseeing
the agency's $8.8 billion annual budget.
For more information, go to "IRS picks CIO from industry" [FCW.com, March 12, 2001]
President Bush last week announced his intent to nominate Edward "Pete"
Aldridge to be undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and
logistics. Aldridge is currently chief executive officer of The Aerospace
Corp., Arlington, Va. He was secretary of the Air Force from 1986 to 1988,
and he has held different positions within the Defense Department and the
David Oliver has been acting as the undersecretary for defense, acquisition
and logistics since Jacques Gansler left for the private sector in January.
For more, see "Bush picks Gansler successor" [FCW.com, March 9, 2001]
President Bush also said last week that he intends to nominate:
John Graham as the next head of the Office of Management and Budget's
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Graham will oversee many aspects
of agency information technology policy and management.
Graham is serving as a professor of policy and decision sciences at the
Harvard School of Public Health and is the founding director of the Harvard
Center for Risk Analysis. The last head of OIRA, John Spotila, left at the
end of the Clinton administration for a position at GTSI Corp.
For more, see "Bush indicates choice for OIRA chief" [FCW.com, March 7, 2001]
Kristine Ann Iverson to be assistant secretary of Labor for congressional
and intergovernmental Affairs. She is presently the legislative director
for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and served as minority staff director for
the Committee on Labor and Human Resources from 1988 to 1992.
Donna McLean to be assistant secretary of Transportation for budget and
programs and chief financial officer. She is currently the chief financial
officer at the Federal Aviation Administration. McLean held several positions
within the Transportation Department and the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan and Bush administrations.
Darcy Bates, an employee of the Scientific and Technical Information Center
of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was selected last week as the Federal
Library Technician of the Year. The award, which is presented by the Library
of Congress, recognizes the winner's excellence in service, technical competency,
flexibility in adapting work methods and ability to deal with change. The
center serves the agency's 3,000 patent examiners.
John Walsh was hired as senior Java developer at e-government firm FreeBalance
Inc., the company announced last week. Walsh has held several senior software
development positions, including Java software developer with Nortel Networks.
In addition, the company hired Dawn Callaghan as a software engineer and
Edith Rodrigues, a former employee with the government of Canada, as a project
manager for professional services.