Darwin John, the information and communications chief of the Mormon Church,
has been hired to be the FBI's chief information officer. John, who replaces
Bob Dies as CIO, helped the Mormon Church set up a FamilySearch Web site,
which gets up to 8 million hits a day for information from a database of
900 million names. The Mormon Church, known formally as the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a major source for genealogical information.
For more information, see "FBI hires CIO from Mormons" [FCW.com, July
Neal Fox has been appointed as assistant commissioner for commercial
acquisition at the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service,
FSS announced July 12.
FSS plays a key role in the acquisition of services and supplies, including
computer and telecommunications equipment, for the federal government.
A retired Air Force colonel, Fox most recently served at Gunter Air
Force Base in Alabama as the director of information technology. In that
position, he was responsible for providing commercial IT products and services
to Air Force customers worldwide.
At FSS, Fox replaces Carolyn Alston, who retired in December 2001 ["Alston retires from FSS," FCW.com, Jan. 2, 2002].
The White House has officially presented the Senate with the nomination
of Frederick Gregory, astronaut and associate administrator for space flight,
as the next NASA deputy administrator.
Gregory is a veteran space shuttle commander and former Air Force combat
pilot and currently leads NASA's human space flight endeavors.
If confirmed as deputy administrator, Gregory will serve as the chief
operating officer for the agency.
Scott Charbo has been appointed as director of the Office of Business
and Program Integration at the Agriculture Department's Farm Service Agency,
the agency announced July 15.
He will be responsible for working with other top FSA officials in planning,
developing and administering the agency's programs and policies. He will
also provide leadership in the agencies' e-government initiatives.
Charbo is the former president of mPower3 Inc., a ConAgra Foods company
that provides information and solutions to the agriculture and food production
R. James Woolsey, former CIA director, has joined Booz Allen Hamilton
as vice president, the company announced July 15.
Woolsey will head Booz Allen's Global Strategic Security team, which
will help companies protect themselves from potential threats and vulnerabilities,
including direct risks to personnel, information, property and equipment
as well as indirect risks to business markets and channels, supply chains
and external infrastructure.
In addition to serving as CIA director, Woolsey has served as ambassador
to the negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, undersecretary
of the Navy, general counsel to the Senate Armed Services Committee, and
delegate at large to the U.S./Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks.