Bush adviser goes to Lockheed

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."

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