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