Former U.S. Postal Service official Norman Lorentz began work this month
as the Office of Management and Budget's first chief technology officer.
Lorentz, who was hired last month, will work under Mark Forman, OMB's
associate director for information technology and e-government. Forman was
seeking a CTO to help oversee the integration of new commercial technologies
into the overall e-government agenda.
Lorentz returns to government after leaving his position as the Postal
Service's first CTO in 1999 for a similar job at EarthWeb Inc., a business-to-business
Web portal now called Dice Inc. At the Postal Service, Lorentz led the agency's
initiative to create an integrated "information platform" to improve customer
For more, see "Bush hires first CTO" [FCW.com, Jan. 11, 2002]
Paul Cosgrave, former chief information officer at the Internal Revenue
Service, will return to government work Feb. 1 to help the new Transportation
Security Administration put in place technology needed to improve airport
Cosgrave will work with John Magaw, whom President Bush appointed undersecretary
for transportation security last week, to come up with a technology plan
for airports to address their security problems.
Cosgrave said he will work with TSA as a consultant, but will give up
his current consulting position as president of start-up construction company
eAECglobal -- a job that has him splitting his time between the United States
For more, see "Cosgrave returns to government" [FCW.com, Jan. 11, 2002]
Woodie Woodward was appointed associate administrator for airports at
the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Department announced
Jan. 14. She will administer the annual federal airport grant program, which
has $3.3 billion for fiscal 2002, and be responsible for national airport
planning, including safety standards, design and engineering. She will report
directly to the FAA administrator.
Since January 2000, Woodward has served as acting associate administrator
for airports. Prior to that appointment, she was director of FAA's center
for management development in Palm Coast, Fla.
During her 13-year tenure at FAA, Woodward has served in numerous positions,
such as acting chief of staff for the office of the administrator, acting
associate administrator for administration and deputy regional administrator
for the agency's southern region.
Thomas Davies has been appointed to the board of directors at DynTek
Inc., the company announced this week. Davies is senior vice president of
solutions for Current Analysis Inc., a market research firm. DynTek provides
consulting and solutions to state and local government agencies.
Prior to joining Current Analysis, Davies held senior management positions
in the government consulting and strategy groups within Federal Sources
Inc., EDS and SCT Corp. He also served in Florida as deputy executive administrator
of the state's Cabinet-level technology office.
Stephen Mills has been appointed president and chief operating officer
of Diverse Technologies Corp., a professional services provider to industry
and federal, state and local governments, the company announced Jan. 14.
Mills will be responsible for the company's day-to-day operations and for
leading the development and execution of the its three core areas of business:
information technology, financial management and logistics support.
Mills, who began with the company in 1997 as an operations consultant,
helped lead DTC to a successful graduation from the Small Business Administration's
8(a) program in January 2000. Mills also spent 21 years in the Marine Corps,
retiring in 1989.
Jim Justice has joined information technology consulting firm Internosis as managing principal for defense and intelligence programs, the company announced Jan. 14.
Justice is recognized as an expert in tactical and strategic command, control, communications, computers and intelligence. In his new role, he will focus on defense, homeland security and intelligence programs and have nationwide responsibility for delivering IT solutions to government clients.
Prior to joining Internosis, Justice was chief executive officer of
3Defense Corp., a company he founded after leaving Microsoft Federal, where
he had developed solutions for customers in the defense industry around
the world. Prior to that, Justice had technical and business development
responsibilities with Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and had a 20-year
career as an Army officer leading intelligence and automation-related assignments.