Mark Forman last week was named to lead the Bush administration's e-government and information technology initiatives starting June 25. Office of Management and Budget Director Mitchell Daniels Jr. created Forman's new position associate director for information technology and e-government as the "leading executive" for technology issues. He will serve under the deputy director for management, a position not yet filled in the Bush administration. The person in that position also will hold the title of federal chief information officer, according to a statement from OMB.
For more, see "OMB names e-gov chief" [FCW.com, June 14, 2001]
Joseph Cipriano, the Navy's program executive officer for information technology, recently named Col. Ken Knapp to serve as his deputy PEO IT for the Marine Corps. Knapp replaces David Litchfield, who returned to his job as a Pentagon contractor in January.
Knapp will oversee the Marines' part of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, the department's $6.9 billion procurement for voice, video and data services.
A former PricewaterhouseCoopers consultant, Knapp has been a Marine for 27 years. During the past 15 years, he has served as a reservist, training in London as well as Norfolk, Va., Northern Virginia and Wilmington, N.C., he said.
For additional details, see "Marines' NMCI manager picked" [FCW.com, June 13, 2001]
Susan Marshall, who worked for Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, is moving downtown to the General Services Administration, where she will be GSA Administrator Steve Perry's Senate policy adviser.
President Bush last week said he intends to nominate John Young to be assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. Young has been with the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee since 1991, first as a Sandia National Laboratories Congressional Fellow from 1991 to 1993 and then as a professional staff member since 1993. From 1988 to 1993, he was a member of the technical staff of Sandia National Labs, and from 1987 to 1988, he was a member of the technical staff at Rockwell International Corp.
The president also nominated several people to join his administration including:
* Daniel Levinson to be inspector general for the General Services Administration. He most recently was principal of the law offices of Daniel R. Levinson, and from 1995 to 1998, he served as chief of staff and counsel to Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.). Before joining Barr, Levinson was counsel to Shaw, Bransford and O'Rourke from 1993 to 1994, and he served as chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board from 1986 to 1993. Additionally, he has held the position of general counsel to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and was deputy general counsel in the Office of Personnel Management.
* Stephen Cambone to be deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy.
* Laurie Rich to be assistant secretary for intergovernmental and interagency affairs at the Education Department.
* Michael Wynne to be deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and technology.
Maj. Gen. Steven Boutelle, program executive officer for command, control and communications systems (PEO C3S), will pass the charter to Brig. Gen. Michael Mazzucchi in a ceremony June 28.
Mazzucchi has been the deputy for systems acquisition to the commanding general of the Army's Communications-Electronics Command and director of the CECOM Systems Management Center since July 1999. There, he led an effort to modernize the Army sustaining base telecommunications and information systems infrastructure.
Boutelle has been the PEO C3S since August 1997. During his nearly four years at the helm, he has overseen the continuing development of the Army Battle Command Systems, loosely called the tactical intranet.
Gwen Brown, the former deputy assistant secretary for health budgets and financial policy, has joined Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s global government affairs office, where she will handle health issues and policy and deal with Congress and federal agencies on health care issues. At DOD, she managed a $17 billion health care program budget and had fiscal oversight for a program that delivered health care to 82 million beneficiaries.