Roster change

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 activities.

"New CIO starts at Army Reserve" [, 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 Baker.

Mok also was a commissioned strategic intelligence officer in the Army, where his unit was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation for outstanding performance.


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