Roster change

John Gilligan, former chief information officer at the Energy Department and most recently deputy CIO for the Air Force, was promoted last month to CIO of the service. Gilligan took over as CIO on Nov. 16, according to his office, but there has been no public announcement of the move.

The Air Force created a new position -- principal deputy assistant secretary for business and information management and deputy chief CIO -- for Gilligan in September 2000. In that position, he was responsible for fulfilling the day-to-day CIO duties and had control of the Air Force's multibillion-dollar information technology budget.

For more, see "Gilligan is new Air Force CIO" [, Dec. 12, 2001]


Air Force Col. Robert Glitz has joined software development company Geneer, where he will lead the company's federal sector initiatives.

Before joining the company, Glitz was chief of the Technical Support and Network Operations Division in the Standard Systems Group Software Factory at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Glitz previously was deputy chief information officer for the Air National Guard, responsible for implementing new methods and tools for planning, collaboration and business process improvement.


John Magaw was nominated Dec. 13 to be undersecretary of Transportation for security for a term of five years. He will also lead the new Transportation Security Administration. Magaw has been senior adviser to the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for terrorism preparedness. He also held a variety of other roles at FEMA, including that of acting director.


The Senate on Dec. 11 received the executive nomination of Raymond Orbach to be director of the Office of Science at the Energy Department. Orbach is chancellor and a professor of physics at the University of California, Riverside.


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