Richard Turner, former chief information officer of the Federal Trade Commission, is the National Security Agency's new CIO.
Turner has about three decades of experience in information systems and information resources management. In addition to the FTC, Turner also has worked at NASA and for the Army. The agency advertised the position extensively this year after Raymond Holter retired after 34 years of federal service.
For more information, see "New CIO starting at NSA" [FCW.com, July 17, 2001]
President Bush last week nominated several people to join his administration. They include:
* Otto Wolff to be assistant secretary of administration and chief financial officer at the Commerce Department.
* Ronald Sega to be director of Defense research and engineering.
Also, last week the Senate confirmed several administration nominations. They include:
* Douglas Jay Feith to be undersecretary of Defense for policy.
* Michael Wynne to be deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and technology.
* Angela Antonelli to be chief financial officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
* Rebecca Campoverde to be assistant secretary for legislation and congressional affairs at the Education Department.
* Kay Coles James to be director of the Office of Personnel Management.
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 IMSa subsidiary that provides technology-based services to state and local governments.
Goldsmith, who also has served as chairman of e-government technology company Netgov.com Inc., 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.
As the mayor of Indianapolis for eight years, Goldsmith launched many Internet initiatives, including the IndyGov.org site.
For more, see "Bush adviser goes to Lockheed" [civic.com, July 13, 2001]
Judith Ramaley was named assistant director for education and human resources at the National Science Foundation. Effective Aug. 1, Ramaley, a biologist who served most recently as president of the University of Vermont, will oversee an $800 million annual portfolio.
The program supports research into learning at all levels, from kindergarten through graduate education, as well as numerous projects to improve educational performance within challenging school systems and geographic regions and among historically underserved ethnic groups.