Roster Change 11/06/2001

Linda Burek left her position Nov. 2 as the deputy chief information officer and deputy assistant attorney general for information resources management at the Justice Department, said Jim Gallagher, the new acting deputy.

Burek is taking over as CIO for the state of Maryland.

Burek had been at Justice since 1997, serving originally as director of the Justice Management Division's Systems Technology Staff. She subsequently took over as acting and then permanent deputy CIO. In those positions, she worked on many large projects, including the Justice Consolidated Office Network II and the Joint Automated Booking System.

Before moving to Justice, Burek served in the information technology offices at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Agriculture Department.

Maryland officials have been searching for a state CIO since April, when Alisoun Moore left the position to become CIO for Montgomery County, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.


President Bush on Oct. 30 nominated Christopher Bancroft Burnham to be an assistant secretary of State for resource management. Burnham is the chairman and chief executive officer on, a company he founded in early 2000.

Previously, Burnham served as treasurer of Connecticut from 1994 to 1997. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992.


Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Jane Garvey on Nov. 1 selected retired Rear Adm. Paul Busick as associate administrator for civil aviation security.

Busick is an aviator who has commanded the Coast Guard Air Station in San Francisco and the Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala. He also has served as deputy chief of the Office of Law Enforcement and Defense Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Following his promotion to rear admiral, he was appointed director of the Transportation Department's Office of Intelligence and Security. There, he served as the secretary's national security adviser with policy responsibility for security measures in all modes of transportation. In 1996, he joined the National Security Council as a special assistant to the president and senior director for Gulf War illnesses. Busick left active service in June 1998.

In October 1998, North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt Jr. named Busick president and executive director of the state's Global TransPark Authority, a business center supporting companies involved in national and international commerce.

In April 2000, Busick was appointed to a presidential oversight board for certain Defense Department investigations.


Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta on Nov. 1 presented the nation's air traffic controllers with the 2001 Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement. Mineta cited the controllers' response to the events of Sept. 11. When the entire aviation system was grounded, the air traffic controllers immediately worked to safely land thousands of aircraft.


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