President Bush last week said he intends to nominate Stephen Cambone to
be principal deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy. Most recently,
Cambone served as staff director for the Commission to Assess United States
National Security Space Management and Organization while also serving as
the director of research for the Institute for National Strategic Studies
at the National Defense University.
Cambone also held the position of staff director for the Commission to Assess
the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States in 1998 and was a senior
fellow of political-military studies at the Center for Strategic and International
Studies from 1993 to 1998.
Donald Upson, Virginia's first secretary of technology, reportedly has been
chosen to be the next undersecretary for technology at the Commerce Department.
His office would not comment on the report, but sources say he is the Bush
administration's choice for the position.
For more, see "Upson front-runner for Commerce post" [FCW.com, April 27, 2001]
Two members of the Education Department's Office of the Chief Information
Officer are joining an eight-person team to address longstanding mismanagement
at the department. Education Secretary Rod Paige appointed Rick Miller,
the principal deputy CIO for information technology, and Robert Davidson,
the acting deputy CIO for information assurance, to a new Management Improvement
Team to look into financial abuse and fraud at the department.
For more, see "Education CIO reps join advisory team" [FCW.com, April 24,
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Reps. David Dreier (R-Calif.) and Cal Dooley
(D-Calif.) were named last week by AeA as members of the AeA High-Tech Legislator
Hall of Fame. The legislators will be honored formally at a dinner May 22.
Baucus was chosen for his strong support for normal trade relations with
China and his hard work for a permanent research and development tax credit.
Dreier was chosen for his vigorous push for an expanded H-1B visa program
and Year 2000 liability legislation. Dooley was chosen for his founding
of the House's New Democrat Coalition, which has been pivotal in rallying
support for pro-technology legislation, from digital signatures to the Internet
Scott Powers has been named as PeopleSoft Inc.'s new vice president of business
development for the federal market. Powers, who joined the company in early
April, will lead PeopleSoft's efforts to provide e-business solutions to
its federal government customers.
Before joining PeopleSoft, Powers held leadership positions at Electronic
Data Systems Corp., Science Applications International Corp. and Cap Gemini
Ernst & Young. Most recently he served as executive vice president for
eBusiness development at VitalTrust, a healthcare e-commerce business in