Daniel Wiener II took over as chief information officer of the Army Reserve
last month. Wiener, the first member of the Senior Executive Service in
Army Reserve history, will be formally sworn in Feb. 26. He is taking over
for Col. Thomas Maiello Jr.
As CIO, Wiener is responsible for directing and overseeing plans and
programs for all of the organization's information systems.
Wiener previously was president and managing principal for Astron Communications
Group, where he led a technical, management and policy consultancy to Fortune
100 defense and aerospace corporations.
In addition to senior executive government service, Wiener also had
four years of active-duty service in electronic warfare-related Naval aviation
"New CIO starts at Army Reserve" [FCW.com, Feb. 1, 2002]
James Dillon was appointed by Gov. George Pataki last week to become
New York state's first chief information officer.
Dillon is the former acting commissioner and executive deputy commissioner
of state Department of Labor. As CIO, Dillon's responsibilities include
oversight of state technology resources and policies. He will coordinate
and facilitate information sharing among federal, state and local governments.
Frances Fragos-Townsend was named director of intelligence at the Coast
Guard. In this position, she leads the service's Intelligence Directorate,
the Intelligence Coordination Center and acts as program manager for the
Coast Guard's national intelligence effort. She is charged with enhancing
interagency and maritime awareness in the war on terrorism.
Before joining the Coast Guard, Fragos-Townsend spent 13 years with
the Justice Department. Most recently she was the counsel for intelligence
policy reporting directly to the attorney general. In that role, she was
responsible for national security matters and facilitating the government's
activities pursuant to the Foreign Surveillance Act.
President Bush announced his intention last month to nominate former
NASA astronaut and assistant deputy administrator, Marine Corps Maj. Gen.
Charles Bolden as NASA's next deputy administrator. Bolden serves as the
commanding general of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. As NASA deputy administrator,
Bolden will serve as the chief operating officer for the agency and report
directly to the administrator.
Also, Jeff Bingham was appointed assistant administrator of legislative
affairs at NASA. He previously was acting associate administrator of legislative
affairs, a position he has held since April 2001.
Also, Charles Horner III was named deputy assistant administrator of
legislative affairs at NASA headquarters. Horner is principal deputy assistant
secretary for the Army for financial management and comptroller. At NASA,
Horner will work with the assistant administrator of legislative affairs
to provide executive leadership, direction and coordination of communications
and relationships between NASA and Congress. He'll also provide strategic
advice and planning.
Samuel Mok late last month was confirmed by the Senate to be the chief
financial officer at the Labor Department. Before joining Labor, Mok was
the managing member of Condor Consulting LLC, a strategic management consulting
company. Mok was also the first career chief financial officer and comptroller
for the Treasury Department, appointed by former Treasury Secretary James
Mok also was a commissioned strategic intelligence officer in the Army,
where his unit was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation for outstanding