Bert Concklin is leaving his job as head of the Internal Revenue Service's
Business Systems Modernization Office, the tax agency said last week. He
was appointed in June 2000 and has been credited with moving the program
from an idea on a drawing board to completion of its enterprise architecture.
Concklin, who plans to leave in September, has not announced his plans.
For the next three months, he will work with John Reece, the new IRS deputy
commissioner for modernization and chief information officer. The IRS said
Reece will take on the job as temporary head of BSMO until a replacement
for Concklin is hired.
For more, see "Concklin leaving IRS modernization" [FCW.com, May 10, 2001]
Charles (Chuck) Lacijan recently was named staff director of the IRS
Oversight Board. Lacijan served as a senior policy adviser for the National
Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service, co-chaired by
Rep. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), in 1996 and 1997.
Prior to joining the IRS Oversight Board, Lacijan was a senior technical
adviser for The Implementation Group Inc., a Van Scoyoc Associates Inc.
company. He joined the firm after a 30-year career specializing in information
technology, business operations and tax technology issues for Congress and
Doris Hamburg, who headed preventative conservation at the Library of
Congress for six years and was chairman of preservation and security planning
for three, will oversee preservation, conservation and reproduction programs
at the National Archives and Records Administration.
As director of preservation programs, Hamburg will assess emerging technologies
for use in preservation and create preservation standards and policies for
archival media including magnetic tape, film and more traditional media
such as paper.
Several Army generals essential to the service's information technology
efforts are moving up the ranks into new IT-related positions.
Maj. Gen. Steven Boutelle, the program executive officer for command,
control and communication systems, Fort Monmouth, N.J., will become the
director of programs and architecture in the Army CIO's office.
Boutelle will replace Brig. Gen. James Hylton, who will take over Signal
Command, replacing Maj. Gen. William Russ. Russ is destined to replace Maj.
Gen. Robert Nabors as head of Communications-Electronics Command at Fort
Monmouth. Nabors is scheduled to retire this summer.
Brig. Gen. Michael Mazzucchi, deputy for systems acquisition at Fort
Monmouth, will replace Boutelle.
Brig. Gen. Gregory Premo, deputy director of operations at the Defense
Information Systems Agency, Arlington, Va., will become the deputy chief
of staff for information management at Training and Doctrine Command, Fort
For more, see "Generals moving up IT ranks" [FCW.com, May 11, 2001]
Charles Abell was sworn in as the assistant secretary of Defense for
force management policy May 8 at the Pentagon. Abell is responsible for
the policies, plans and programs for military and civilian personnel management,
including recruitment, education, career development, equal opportunity,
compensation, recognition, discipline and separation of all Defense Department
Abell previously served as a professional staff member of the Senate
Armed Services Committee. He also served as an active duty Army officer,
retiring after 26 years and achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Sam Maccherola was named vice president of public sector sales at Tumbleweed
Communications Corp., the company announced last week. Prior to joining
Tumbleweed, Maccherola was head of Entrust Technologies' U.S. Federal Markets
Maccherola has more than 17 years of experience in government sales,
business development, sales management and strategic program development
within the information technology and systems integration industry. Tumbleweed
provides mission-critical messaging software.
Randy Brooks was appointed vice president of Government Systems at Ezenia!
Inc., the company announced last week. Brooks joins Ezenia! from General
Dynamics Corp., where he was responsible for the InfoWorkSpace business
and related operations. Ezenia! is a provider of real-time collaboration
solutions for corporate networks and e-businesses.