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
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
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
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.