Attorney General John Ashcroft announced July 24 that Dan Collins, associate deputy attorney general, will advise senior Justice Department officials on privacy issues.
As chief privacy officer, Collins will address matters such as:
* The privacy implications of technologies used by law enforcement agencies in crime investigations.
* The department's obligation to comply with laws protecting citizens' privacy when it collects information in the course of its operations.
For more, see "Privacy chief picked at Justice" [FCW.com, July 25, 2001]
President Bush last week announced his intention to nominate C. Louis Kincannon to be the director of the Census Bureau.
Kincannon has been working as a statistics consultant since June 2000. Before that, he was chief statistician for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, where he had served since 1992. From 1982 to 1992, Kincannon was deputy director and chief operating officer of the Census Bureau and served as acting director from July 1983 to March 1984 and again from January to December 1989.
In 1975, he joined the Office of Management and Budget, where he was a member of the original staff of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. From 1963 to 1974, he served at Census in a variety of positions, including chief of the program review staff for Census and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Also last week, President Bush nominated Kenneth Donohue Sr. to be inspector general at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Thomas Christie was sworn in July 17 as the director of Operational Test and Evaluation at the Defense Department. In this capacity, he serves as the principal staff assistant and primary adviser to the secretary of Defense on testing of DOD weapon systems. He will prescribe policies and procedures for the conduct of operational test and evaluation, live-fire test and evaluation, the composition and operations of the major range and test facility base, and the configuration of the test and evaluation infrastructure within DOD. As he performs these duties, Christie will issue guidance to and consult with Pentagon leadership.
Prior to this position, Christie served for nine years as director of the operational evaluation division at the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research and development center. Christie was responsible for independent analyses of more than 200 major DOD test and evaluation programs.
James Fox has been named chief executive officer of govOne Solutions LP, an e-government payment services vendor. GovOne Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of eOne Global LP, which is jointly owned by First Data Corp. and iFormation Group, a partnership of the Boston Consulting Group, General Atlantic Partners and Goldman Sachs.
Fox most recently served as chief financial officer for Gomez Inc. and general manager of the Gomez Professional Services division. Before that, Fox was vice chairman at PFPC Inc., the mutual fund services company of PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and served as a member of the board for PFPC Worldwide Inc. Earlier, he served as president of First Data Investor Services Group.
Kirk Jones joined edeagroup Inc. as an enterprise consultant, the company announced last week. He will head projects in decision support and customer relationship management. Also, Raj Nayak joined edeagroup as a managing consultant after leading key data warehousing and custom development projects at a large state agency. Edeagroup is an e-business development firm that creates transaction-based business and government applications.