Mae De Vincentis last week was officially named the chief information officer
at the Defense Logistics Agency. De Vincentis had served in an acting capacity
since April. As CIO, she also serves as DLA's information operations director.
Also on June 4, Capt. Rod Turk took De Vincentis' place as acting program
executive officer for business systems modernization at DLA headquarters
in Fort Belvoir, Va., De Vincentis said.
A Navy supply officer, Turk is former executive director for enterprise
business systems at DLA, a particularly challenging position because DLA's
field offices have acted autonomously in buying software and designing systems.
For more, see "DLA makes CIO choice official" [FCW.com, June 8, 2001]
President Bush last week announced his intent to nominate John Stenbit
as Defense Department chief information officer. Most recently, Stenbit
was an executive vice president for special assignments in TRW Inc.'s Aerospace
and Information Systems business. He also has served as chairman of the
Federal Aviation Administration's Research, Engineering and Development
Advisory Committee and has been chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory
Panel for the CIA director.
Stenbit relieves Linton Wells II, who had served as acting Defense CIO
after Art Money left the Pentagon in early April. Stenbit will also serve
as acting assistant secretary of Defense for command, control, communications
and intelligence, with Wells most likely returning to his previous job as
For more, see "Exec tapped for Defense CIO" [FCW.com, June 8, 2001]
Also last week, President Bush announced his intent to nominate several
other people to join his administration. They include:
* Reginald Brown to be assistant secretary of the Army for manpower
and reserve affairs. Brown is president of Meridian International Inc.,
a security consulting firm, and was previously a principal with Brown and
Lowe International. From 1989 to 1993, Brown served at the U.S. Agency for
International Development as assistant administrator for the Near East from
1991 to 1993 and as assistant administrator for program policy and coordination
from 1989 to 1991.
* Ronald Sega to be director of defense research and engineering. He
has served since 1996 as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied
Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and has served
as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor at the university
since 1982. He was a brigadier general in the Air Force and from 1991 to
1996, and was an astronaut, participating in two space shuttle missions.
* Claude Kicklighter to be assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for
policy and planning. Kicklighter joined the Department of Veterans Affairs
in 2000 as deputy undersecretary for memorial activities and also serves
as director of special events. He is an Army veteran and served as deputy
undersecretary of the Army for International Affairs from 1995 to 1999.
Kicklighter currently is chairman of the board of Habitat for Humanity International.
Meanwhile, President Bush sent several nominations to the Senate last
week. Among them are:
* Diane Morales, to be deputy undersecretary of Defense for logistics
and materiel readiness.
* Janet Rehnquist, to be inspector general at the Department of Health
and Human Services.
* Rebecca Campoverde, to be assistant secretary for legislation and
congressional affairs at the Education Department.
John McCarthy has joined FreeBalance Inc. as vice president for e-government
solutions, the company announced this week. McCarthy will be responsible
for heading the company's worldwide e-government sales initiatives.
Before joining FreeBalance, McCarthy worked most recently with Atvantec,
where he directed all federal sales and marketing activities. He also worked
at Automatic Data Processing Inc., United Information Services Inc., Infodata
Systems Inc., Provenance Systems Inc., STG Inc, and Hummingbird Ltd. McCarthy
will be based in FreeBalance's Washington, D.C., office.
Ruzena Bajcsy, assistant director for computer and information science
and engineering at the National Science Foundation, will return to the University
of Pennsylvania after she completes her assignment at the NSF this summer.
Bajcsy has held the assistant director position since December 1998. John
Hennessy, president of Stanford University, is leading a screening committee
to fill Bajcsy's position.
For more information on Bajcsy, see "Curiosity counts" [Federal Computer
Week, March 6, 2000]
Cynthia Shockley has joined market research and consulting firm Federal
Sources Inc.'s Consulting Services Group as vice president, the company
announced this week. Shockley is responsible for business development and
sales of consulting and advisory services. Most recently, Shockley was a
business development manager in the Public Sector Division at SAS Institute
Inc. Shockley previously also worked at the Logistics Management Institute
as program director of the Information Management Group.
Retired Navy Vice Adm. Edward Moore Jr. was named vice president for
systems integration in Anteon Corp.'s Applied Technology Group, the company
announced this week. Moore will be based in Anteon's San Diego office, where
he will direct the company's programs associated with advanced tactical
data links, fleet support and surface warfare engineering in support of
the U.S. Navy and allied fleets.
Before his appointment with Anteon, Moore served as commander of the
Pacific Fleet's Naval Surface Force.
Suparno Banerjee has joined Deloitte Consulting as a director in the
firm's U.S. federal government consulting practice, the company announced
last week. Banerjee, a former principal and industry leader in IBM Corp.'s
public-sector business innovation services, has extensive experience in
process design and implementation of enterprise resource planning systems
for public and private organizations. Before joining IBM, Banerjee was a
director at KPMG Peat Marwick.
In addition, Dan Moats has joined Deloitte Consulting as a principal,
also in the firm's U.S. federal government consulting practice. Moats worked
for more than 20 years in Unisys Corp.'s federal consulting practice and
most recently served as vice president and general manager for that firm's
federal government group.
For more, go to "Deloitte deepens federal presence" [FCW.com, June 11,
Johnny Wilkinson recently was named vice president of e-business at
GTSI Corp. In this capacity, Wilkinson will help shape GTSI's Internet,
e-commerce and e-procurement strategies. His team will work to enhance the
GTSI.com commerce site, the company's GovernmentIT.com portal and its partnerships
with procurement application software publishers and service providers.
Previously, Wilkinson was the marketplace director for Works.com, a
Web-based procurement service, and the director of merchandising for Micro
Warehouse Inc., a $2 billion worldwide direct reseller of computer products.