Mayi Canales, the acting chief information officer at the Treasury Department,
is leaving her government job Oct. 25 to start a consulting firm. The company
will do strategic planning and contract management, focusing on both federal
and state customers.
For more, see "Treasury CIO headed to industry"
Gary Christopherson, CIO at the Veterans Health Administration, has
stepped down following a reorganization that stripped him and two others
CIOs of the authority to make independent information technology decisions.
In a memo to his staff, Christopherson said he would become a senior
adviser effective Oct. 21, working on HealthePeople, a project across several
Robert Kolodner, a psychiatrist who has worked for the Department of
Veterans Affairs for more than 20 years, will replace him as acting deputy
CIO for the VHA.
For more, see "VHA CIO loses power, leaves job"
Paul Schneider has joined the National Security Agency as a senior acquisition
executive, NSA officials announced Oct. 8. Schneider will be leading the
agency's efforts in acquisition reform.
He brings to NSA more than 35 years of acquisition-related experience
within the defense arena. He previously was with the Navy, serving as the
principal deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development