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Treasury considering Miller

Ronald Miller, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's former chief information officer now detailed to the Office of Homeland Security, is the leading candidate to become CIO at the Treasury Department, Federal Computer Week learned.

Miller, a fast-rising star in the CIO ranks, was interviewed for the job at the end of October, and his paperwork has been sent to the White House liaison office, according to sources.

He would replace Mayi Canales, who was acting Treasury CIO. She left Oct. 25 to start a consulting business after being in the position since April. Canales replaced Jim Flyzik, who was detailed to the Office of Homeland Security.

At FEMA, Miller centralized information technology resources, including the transformation and cybersecurity offices. At Treasury, Miller would face similar challenges, but be in charge of a much larger system that includes major modernization efforts under way.

INS picks Northrop for support

The Immigration and Naturalization Service announced this week that it has awarded a blanket purchase agreement to Northrop Grumman Information Technology that will serve as the primary IT infrastructure and support serv.ices vehicle for the agency.

The INS Technology Enterprise Automation Management Support program has a potential value of $228 million over five years, and work will be performed at more than 100 domestic INS locations and at several international operating centers.

The BPA, which was awarded on behalf of INS by the General Serv.ices Administration's Federal Technology Serv.ice, will call on Northrop Grumman IT to potentially support about 40,000 desktop computers and servers, and sustain local-area networks supporting more than 1,400 sites.

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