John Tritak, head of the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office and a longtime leader of public/private partnerships in the information security arena, left government Jan. 10, according to a Commerce Department spokesman.
The CIAO is one of several infrastructure protection organizations that is destined for the new Homeland Security Department, and the White House reportedly was planning to name Tritak to lead the department's infrastructure protection division.
For more, see "Tritak departs CIAO, government."
Charles McQueary has been tapped by President Bush to be the new undersecretary for science and technology at the Homeland Security Department.
McQueary, the former president of General Dynamics Corp.'s Advanced Technology Systems unit, will help the new department establish priorities for funding national research and developing and procuring technology systems to protect national security.
For more, see "Retired exec tapped for Homeland post."
The following executive nominations were received by the Senate Jan. 10:
* Clark Kent Ervin, to be inspector general, Department of Homeland Security. Ervin is inspector general of the State Department.
* Asa Hutchinson, to be undersecretary for border and transportation, Department of Homeland Security. Hutchinson is the Drug Enforcement Administration administrator.
Former Michigan Gov. John Engler has been appointed as the new president of EDS' state and local government unit and vice president of government solutions for North America.
For more, see "Former governor joining EDS."
Michael Greenfield has been appointed as associate deputy administrator for technical programs at NASA, effective immediately, the space agency announced Jan. 14.
In his new position, Greenfield will be the corporate and strategic advocate for NASA's technical programs and projects. Greenfield formerly was deputy associate administrator for safety and mission assurance at NASA headquarters. He began his NASA career in 1979 as program manager for materials in the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology at NASA headquarters.
Retired Maj. Gen. Warren Edwards has been appointed as director of CACI International Inc.'s U.S. Army Forces Command Operations organization in Atlanta, the company announced Jan. 14.
Edwards will oversee the expansion of CACI's business with the command as part of the company's strategy to increase its Defense Department support, especially in critical new areas of national defense.
Prior to joining CACI, Edwards was deputy commanding general of the Third U.S. Army, the command reporting directly to Gen. Tommy Franks in supporting Army and Marine Corps operations for the U.S. Central Command in Afghanistan.
Alan Balutis, the executive director of the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils (FGIPC), has resigned in the wake of controversy over his outside consulting work.
Balutis signed an agreement Jan. 17 to leave his position as executive director of FGIPC, a collection of professional groups that fosters communication among federal information technology managers, users and vendors.
For more, see "Balutis resigns from FGIPC."
Laura Callahan, deputy chief information officer at the Labor Department, was selected Jan. 15 as the president of the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM).
Callahan will take over the rest of the term Feb. 1 from Debra Stouffer, who is leaving her job as chief technology officer at the Environmental Protection Agency. Callahan also will serve a full term starting in June.
The other elected officers of AFFIRM are as follows:
* Co-vice president, programs Terry Weaver, director, IT accommodations, General Services Administration.
* Co-vice president, programs Harold Klink, vice president, SI International.
* Co-secretary Sue Rachlin, deputy chief information officer, Interior Department.
* Co-secretary Kenneth Touloumes, vice president, business development, Titan System Corp.
* Co-treasurer Cheryl Queen, product manager, central data exchange program,Computer Sciences Corp.
* Co-treasurer Leslie Barry, director, business development, Computer Sciences Corp.
For more, see "AFFIRM selects new president."
Art Money, former Defense Department chief information officer, has been elected chairman of the board at Systems Research and Development, a provider of data warehousing and security analysis software.
Money, who also was DOD's assistant secretary of Defense for command, control, communications and intelligence before retiring in April 2001, serves on the boards of many U.S. corporations and is a member of several U.S. government and corporate advisory boards, groups and panels.