Roster Change

Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), known as one of the top information technology procurement experts in Congress, last week was named chairman of the House Government Reform Committee.

Davis, who has been chairman of the House Government Reform Committee's Technology and Procurement Policy Subcommittee, said he intended to build on the legacy of reform measures that subcommittee already passed during his tenure.

For more, see "Davis takes helm of key committee"

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Steve Cooper has been selected to be the chief information officer at the new Homeland Security Department, the White House announced Jan. 7. Cooper has been the CIO at the Office of Homeland Security since March 2002.

For more, see "Cooper named Homeland Dept. CIO"

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Paul McHale, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, has been nominated by President Bush to become assistant secretary of Defense for homeland defense.

Bush also nominated Christopher Henry, corporate vice president for strategic assessment and development at Science Applications International Corp., to be deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy.

For more, see: "Bush nominates pair for DOD posts"

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Rep. Chris Cox (R-Calif.) has been named chairman of the new Select Committee on Homeland Security that will oversee the new department's development and operation to protect the nation's security.

For more, see "Rep. Cox to head Homeland panel"

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David Norquist has been named the deputy undersecretary of Defense for financial management. He replaces Tina Jonas, who left DOD to become the chief financial officer and assistant director of the FBI's finance division in August 2002.

For more, see "DOD financial management deputy named"

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Miriam Browning, former director of enterprise integration in the Army's chief information officer's office, this week became a principal on Booz Allen Hamilton's new defense systems team.

Browning, who retired from the Army in August 2002, had championed the evolution of the service's Army Knowledge Management goals, including the development of the Army Knowledge Online Web portal.

For more, see "Browning joins Booz Allen"

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W. Val Oveson, a managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and a former two-term lieutenant governor of Utah, has been selected by Gov. Mike Leavitt to become the state's new chief information officer.

For more, see "New Utah CIO excited about e-gov"

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Debra Stouffer, chief technology officer at the Environmental Protection Agency and a leader in helping to develop federal IT policy, is leaving government for a position in the private sector.

Stouffer has accepted a position with DigitalNet Inc. to be the company's vice president of consulting services and expects to begin about Feb. 1.

For more, see "Stouffer heads to private sector"

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Don Upson, Virginia's former technology czar, is leaving his position as senior vice president for business operations at webMethods Federal but will continue working as a consultant, particularly in the state and local markets.

Caroline Boyd, the director of marketing, also will leave the company and work as a consultant along with Upson.

For more, see "Don Upson leaving webMethods"

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Monte Belger, who until recently was the Federal Aviation Association's acting deputy administrator, has been named vice president of transportation systems solutions at Lockheed Martin Corp. He retired from the FAA in September 2002 after a 30-year run.

For more, see "FAA veteran to join Lockheed"

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