Roster change

Brian Burns has been appointed as the chief information officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He formerly was the deputy assistant secretary for information resources management and the deputy information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.

"I depend on the chief information officer to keep the BIA's computer network well-maintained and secure for our employees and service beneficiaries," said Neal McCaleb, assistant secretary for Indian affairs at the Interior Department, in announcing Burns' appointment July 19.

While at HHS, Burns oversaw the department's enterprise information technology investment strategy, architecture and the security of about $3.5 billion annually across 12 agencies, including the Indian Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health and the Office of the Secretary. He directed daily IT operations for the Office of the Secretary and oversaw HHS' Year 2000 conversion.


John Magaw is leaving the fledgling Transportation Security Administration, just six months after taking the helm. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta accepted Magaw's resignation July 18 as undersecretary of transportation for security.

James Loy will take over the position. Upon his retirement as commandant of the Coast Guard in May, Loy was named deputy undersecretary and chief operating officer at TSA.

For more, see "TSA chief resigns from agency"{/fcw/articles/2002/0715/web-magaw-07-19-02.asp}.


David McClure, the General Accounting Office's director of IT management issues, will be leaving GAO in August to join the Council for Excellence in Government as vice president for electronic government.

In his new role, McClure will be the strategic lead for the council's e-government efforts and will help expand its intergovernmental partnerships. He also will work on shaping its e-government fellows program, a leadership development initiative for government IT managers.

For more, see "IT watchdog leaving GAO"{/fcw/articles/2002/0715/web-gao-07-19-02.asp}.


Rick Rosenburg, who has been EDS' program executive for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet since December 1999, has been promoted to lead the development and implementation of enterprisewide efforts for other government clients.

He will be succeeded by Bill Richard, a 22-year EDS veteran and formerly enterprise client executive for EDS' business with Continental Airlines Inc.

For more, see "EDS changes NMCI leadership"{/fcw/articles/2002/0722/web-eds-07-22-02.asp}.


Linda Massaro, director of the Office of Information and Resource Management and chief information officer at the National Science Foundation, left the agency for a two-year detail to the IRM College at the National Defense University.

Massaro joined NSF in 1996 after several years at the State and Agriculture departments. She started her federal service with more than a decade of experience at the Navy and Marine Corps.

Nathaniel Pitts, previously director of NSF's Office of Integrative Activities, took over Massaro's duties in an acting capacity July 15.


President Bush announced July 17 that he intends to nominate Marion Blakey to be administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for a five-year term.

Blakey has served as chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board since her confirmation by the Senate in September 2001. She has a long record of government service. From 1992 to 1993, she served as the administrator of the Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She has also held positions in the departments of Commerce and Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the White House.


Richard Arnold has been named director of training solutions at Unitech Inc., the company announced July 17.

Arnold will help to enhance Unitech's portfolio of training and simulation offerings, as well as assist government customers with developing training strategies, implementation plans and performance metrics to meet their organizational missions and objectives.

Arnold previously served for 20 years with the Coast Guard, most recently as the training officer of its training center in Petaluma, Calif. There, he was responsible for directing one of the service's largest vocational training programs. Among other accomplishments, he restructured training systems to support the increased demand for law enforcement professionals to fill homeland security-related jobs. He also led an advanced distributed learning initiative that converted courses taught at a major Coast Guard school to computer and Web-based training.


Transportation Department Secretary Norman Mineta announced July 19 the selection of federal security directors for 24 airports who will also assume responsibility for an additional 40 airports.

* Fred Lau, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Calif.: Lau has served more than 30 years with the San Francisco police department where his last assignment was as chief of police. He also will assume responsibilities at the Stockton, Calif., Metropolitan Airport.

* Richard Fought, Durango/LaPlata County Airport, Colo.: Fought served as a senior instructor for the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He also will assume responsibilities at airports in Alamosa and Cortez, Colo., and Farmington, N.M.

* Rene Dhenin, Grand Junction-Walker Field Airport, Colo.: Dhenin last served as a supervisory special agent with the Transportation Security Administration's security field office in Denver where he oversaw security operations for airports in Colorado and Wyoming. He also will assume responsibilities at the Gunnison County Airport, the Montrose County Airport and the Telluride Regional Airport, all in Colorado.

* Douglas Perkins, Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, Fla.: Perkins has worked for the Federal Aviation Administration for more than 19 years, most recently as the manager of the Mission and Requirements Analysis Division. He will also assume responsibilities for the Naples, Fla., Municipal Airport.

* Frank Capello, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Fla.: Capello served more than 23 years with the FAA, most recently as the federal security manager at the Miami International Airport. He will also assume responsibilities at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Clearwater, Fla.

* Quinten Johnson , Tallahassee Regional Airport, Fla.: Johnson has 28 years of transportation safety and security experience, most recently serving as the director of the FAA's Office of Security Policy and Planning. He will also assume responsibilities at airports in Dothan, Ala., and Albany and Valdosta, Ga.

* Timothy Brooks, West Palm Beach International Airport, Fla.: Brooks recently retired from the Marine Corps. His last assignment was as commanding officer of the Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group in Camp Pendleton, Calif.

* David Chovancek, Bloomington-Normal Airport, Ill.: Chovancek served more than 14 years in military intelligence for the Army, including counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations. He will also assume responsibilities at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport in Savoy, Ill.

* Terry Burgess, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Ky.: Burgess last worked for Continental Airlines, where he served as the principal security inspector and the primary liaison to the federal government for aviation security.

* Lanny Miller, Bluegrass Airport, Lexington, Ky.: Miller recently worked in TSA's Security Liaison Division. He previously worked for the U.S. Postal Service, and since 1991, he supervised all criminal investigations conducted by postal inspectors in the Eastern Kentucky Federal Judicial District.

* Robert Besal, New Orleans International Airport, La.: Besal recently retired from the Navy and most recently served as commander of the Operational Test and Evaluation Force.

* Ellis Brumbaugh, Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, Mich.: Brumbaugh, a former colonel in the Army National Guard, is a retired detective with more than 15 years experience with the Ingram County, Mich., sheriff's department. He also will assume responsibilities at airports in Alpena, Sault Ste. Marie, Manistee and Pellston, Mich.

* William Switzer, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Mo.: Switzer, a former Navy pilot, most recently served as a technical director in the Systems Engineering Group of the Anteon International Corp.

* Michael Kudlacz, Eppley Airfield, Omaha, Neb.: Kudlacz is a former major general in the Air Force. His last assignment was in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency as the director of on-site inspection. He will also assume responsibilities at the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, and the Karl Stefan Memorial Airport in Norfolk, Neb.

* Vincent Amoresano, Atlantic City International Airport, N.J.: Amoresano is the former chief of police for the Paterson, N.J., Police Department, where he served for more than 27 years. He also will assume responsibilities at the Salisbury/Wicomico County Regional Airport in Salisbury, Md., and the Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton, N.J.

* Jerome Witt, James M. Cox Dayton International Airport, Ohio: Witt has more than 29 years of law enforcement experience, including serving as an international police monitor for the State Department in Yugoslavia.

* William Hice, Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Ore.: Hice has worked in aviation security for 11 years, most recently as the supervisory special agent for 15 airports throughout Montana and Washington. He also will assume responsibilities at the Klamath Falls Airport.

* James Golden, Philadelphia International Airport, Pa.: Golden has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years and most recently served as director of the Trenton, N.J., Police Department.

* Joseph Salter, T.F. Green State Airport, Providence, R.I.: Salter has served in several airport and transportation security and emergency operations positions. He also will assume responsibilities at airports in Hyannis, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven and Nantucket, Mass.

* Mike Tarman, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, S.C.: Tarman, a retired Army colonel, most recently served as a bureau administrator for the Arizona Department of Corrections. He will also assume responsibilities at the Asheville Regional Airport in Fletcher, N.C.

* Charles Brockman, McGhee Tyson Airport, Alcoa, Tenn.: Brockman has worked for the FAA for more than 16 years, most recently as the manager of the Nashville Security Field Office responsible for operational support and oversight of civil aviation security for 17 airports in the region. He also will assume responsibilities at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville, Tenn.

* George Harkness, Burlington International Airport, Vt.: Harkness is a former Navy commander whose last assignment was at the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. Most recently, Harkness worked in law enforcement with the Dublin, Ohio, Police Department. He also will also assume responsibilities at the Lebanon, N.H., Municipal Airport, the Clinton County Airport in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and the Rutland State Airport, Vt.

* Robert Schnekel, Roanoke Regional Airport, Va.: Schnekel, a former special agent with the Army, most recently served in the Treasury Department as a senior adviser for terrorism and violent crime. He will also assume responsibilities for airports in Bluefield, Lewisburg and Raleigh, W.Va.

* David Kuper, Spokane International Airport, Wash.: Kuper works for the FAA as a security program manager. In the past, Kuper worked on the design of security systems for Denver International Airport. He will also assume responsibilities for airports in Lewiston, Idaho, and Moses Lake, East Wenatchee and Pullman, Wash.


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