Roster Change

Jim Flyzik announced Dec. 11 that he is joining two leading information technology consultants to start a firm that will advise companies on doing business with government.

Immediately following his retirement from government Dec. 17, Flyzik will begin to work with Robert Guerra and Phil Kiviat to form Guerra, Kiviat & Flyzik. Guerra has run Robert J. Guerra & Associates for eight years, and Kiviat has run the consulting firm the Kiviat Group for three years.

Flyzik most recently was the lead IT adviser in the Office of Homeland Security and previously was chief information officer for the Treasury Department.

For more, see "Flyzik forming consulting firm."


Fernando Burbano, former chief information officer at the State Department, has taken on a new role within the department as a senior adviser on homeland security.

Earlier this month, Burbano assumed his new role in the deputy secretary's homeland security office within the State Department. It is a new office, Burbano said, created to work on and coordinate homeland security issues within the office and to serve as a liaison with new Homeland Security Department.

No replacement for Burbano has been named, but in the meantime Bruce Morrison, deputy CIO for operations, is acting CIO.

For more, see "Burbano takes on homeland job."


Raymond Wells has been named chief technology officer of IBM Corp.'s federal group, the company announced Dec. 10.

Wells will coordinate a unified sales and services approach and focus on integrated federal software applications. He will guide efforts to revitalize government infrastructures using a combination of IBM's WebSphere, Lotus, Tivoli and Data Management products.

Wells, who once served as chief financial officer and chief technology officer for Alabama, has more than 35 years of experience in IT. Most recently, he was director of strategic transformations in IBM Software's Application Integration and Middleware Division, specializing in IT upgrades within the U.S. government's classified agencies.


Jim Leto has been appointed chief executive officer of project management consulting firm Robbins-Gioia Inc.

Leto formerly served as chairman and CEO of PRC, a $900 million science and technology firm. During his tenure, PRC achieved annual operating income growth of 40 percent.

John Gioia, founder of Robbins-Gioia, will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Avon James, who has served as president for three years, will remain in that job.


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