Alan Balutis is negotiating his departure as the executive director of the
Federation of Government Information Processing Councils (FGIPC), a collection
of professional groups that fosters communication among federal IT managers
and users and industry.
In recent months, Balutis has come under fire from the corporate members
of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), one of the largest FGIPC councils,
for accepting consulting work from several companies that are members of
the organization he heads. IAC represents more than 400 IT contractors,
which compete for billions of dollars' worth of business with the federal
Many corporate members raised the concern that Balutis' consulting work
presented a conflict of interest. They were concerned that he may favor
those companies he works with by choosing those members to run important
committees, meetings or other organization functions.
Balutis is expected to depart effective Jan. 31, 2003.
For more on this story go to: "Balutis in talks to leave FGIPC"
Joe Allbaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has
announced he will leave FEMA March 1, 2003 after helping the agency make
its transition to the new Homeland Security Department.
A FEMA news release Dec. 14 said that Allbaugh plans to pursue opportunities
in the private sector. The Associated Press further noted that Allbaugh
likely would become a key adviser in President Bush's re-election effort.
He served as Bush's national campaign manager in 2000, and was chief of
staff for then-Gov. Bush in Texas from 1995 to 2000.
For more on this story go to: "Allbaugh leaving FEMA in March"
Ken Duberstein, chief executive officer of the Duberstein Group and
former chief of staff to President Reagan, has joined the Partnership for
Public Service's board of governors, the partnership announced Dec. 20.
As Reagan's chief of staff, Duberstein successfully coordinated the transition
process for President George H.W. Bush's administration. He also has served
as the director of congressional and intergovernmental affairs for the General
Services Administration. His independent consulting firm, the Duberstein
Group, provides strategic advice to congressional leaders on national and
international policy developments.
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization
dedicated to recruiting and retaining excellence in the civil service through
public-private partnerships, research, educational efforts and legislative
Joseph Kampf, president and chief executive officer of Anteon International
Corp., was elected chairman of the Professional Services Council's board
of directors for 2003, the PSC announced Dec. 17.
Kampf will succeed DynCorp president and CEO Paul Lombardi, who served
as PSC chairman for the past two years. The PSC board also elected Edward
"Ted" Legasey, chief operating officer of SRA International Inc., as vice
chairman, and Rod Mateer, a partner at Deloitte & Touche, as treasur
board also approved the 2003 PSC executive committee that, in addition to
the chairman, vice chairman and treasurer, will include:
* Herb Anderson, president, Northrop Grumman Information Technology.
* Chick Baboyian, CEO, Vredenburg Inc.
* Tony Barclay, CEO, Developmental Alternatives Inc.
* Greg Bedner, CEO, Perot Government Services.
* Pam Braden, CEO, Gryphon Technologies.
* Lee Cooper, vice president and general manager, Unisys Federal Systems.
* Stan Gutkowski, managing partner (Federal Client Group), Accenture.
* Roland Harris, General Manager, IBM Corp.'s Global Services.
* Jay Killeen, senior vice president, Science Applications International Corp.
* Patricia Parson, CEO, AmerInd.
* Paul Lombardi, CEO, DynCorp (as immediate past chairmain).