Treasury names Ladner new CIO

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The Treasury Department has named a new chief information officer, Drew Ladner, who will start March 10, according to a department spokeswoman.

Treasury could not provide any additional details, but a search found that in 1999 and 2000 Ladner co-founded two technology start-ups in Seattle, Clique.com and Ripcord Systems Inc.

Mike Parker has been serving as acting CIO at Treasury since November 2002, when then-acting CIO Mayi Canales left for a private-sector consulting job.

Ladner will face some challenges as the department's new CIO. Treasury has lost many senior information technology officials in the past year and now is losing even more staff because of the government reorganization for the Homeland Security Department.

Three of Treasury's biggest organizations—the Secret Service, the Customs Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—have been shifted to the Homeland Security and Justice departments. At the department level, officials expect to lose more than 50 IT people to the reorganization.

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