Bush adviser goes to Lockheed
- By Judi Hasson
- Jul 13, 2001
Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, a Bush adviser on information
technology, has taken a job in the private sector as senior vice president
of Lockheed Martin IMS a subsidiary that provides technology-based services
to state and local governments.
Goldsmith, who also has served as chairman of Netgov.com Inc., an e-government
technology company, will lead strategic initiatives and e-government efforts
for IMS. The company has also hired 35 other senior managers and technical
experts from Netgov and Carta Inc., a company that provided Web site design
and development services for state and local governments.
"No name is more associated with effective government and outsourcing
than Steve's," said IMS president and chief executive officer John Brophy.
"He has introduced technology into virtually every imaginable government
arena outsourcing more than 80 government functions."
Goldsmith was an early adviser to President Bush's 2000 campaign on
information technology and served as an adviser on IT and faith-based initiatives
in the first months of the Bush administration. He took his name out of
the running for U.S. Postmaster General in May.
As the mayor of Indianapolis for eight years, he launched many Internet
initiatives, including the IndyGov.org site.
"Lockheed Martin IMS has a quality reputation for helping local and
state officials to deliver better services to their citizens," Goldsmith
said in a statement. "I am excited about this opportunity to help the company
add to existing capabilities and identify and develop new service offerings
for the state and local government market."