Roster Change

Mark Forman will be President Bush's appointee as director of the new Office of Electronic Government at the Office of Management and Budget. Forman currently serves as associate director for information technology and e-government at OMB.

For more, see "Forman tapped for new e-gov office."


Drew Ladner began work as the chief information officer at the Treasury Department March 10.

Ladner previously co-founded two technology start-ups in Seattle — and Ripcord Systems Inc.

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

For more, see "Treasury names Ladner new CIO."


Daniel Matthews has been appointed chief information officer at the Transportation Department.

Matthews comes to Transportation from Savantage Financial Services, where he had been senior vice president since July 2000. In that job, he led projects to modernize the financial management systems at several federal agencies. Prior to Savantage, he spent 22 years at Lockheed Martin Corp. and its predecessor, Martin Marietta.

For more, see "Matthews named Transportation CIO."


Stephen Cambone was confirmed by the Senate on March 7 to be undersecretary of Defense for intelligence.


David Miller has joined NCI Information Systems Inc. (NCI) as director of Air Force business development, the company announced March 3. He will serve as the lead NCI business development executive to the Air Force logistics community.

"David brings more than 30 years experience with Air Force logistics," said David Gardner, NCI's senior vice president of corporate sales and marketing. "His combined 24 years of active-duty and aircraft industry experience will help us in our mission to grow NCI to $250 million by end of 2005."

Miller previously served as the account manager for Dynamics Research Corp. with oversight for the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. His Air Force service included four tours of duty in the European theater.


NCI announced March 7 that Frank Lancione has been appointed vice president of business development for NCI's federal defense sector.

As head of NCI's defense and national security sales and marketing team, Lancione will lead NCI's competition strategy in the defense sector and will manage NCI's Defense Business Development group.

Lancione spent 15 years with Litton PRC and Coopers & Lybrand, where he sold and delivered management consulting and information systems implementation services to various clients in the Navy, the Air Force, the Army, the Coast Guard and the U.S. Transportation Command.

At Litton PRC, Lancione led enterprisewide technology planning and upgrade projects for commercial and federal clients.


Douglas Lavin has been appointed assistant administrator of the Office of International Aviation at the Federal Aviation Administration, and Sharon Pinkerton has been appointed the assistant administrator of the FAA's Office of Aviation Policy, Planning and Environment.

Both positions report directly to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey.

Lavin becomes the first to head the newly created Office of International Aviation, which was announced in late February by Blakey. Particular focus will fall on international standardization and harmonization efforts in safety and air traffic control, creating an aviation safety network among developing countries and strengthening ties with civil aviation authorities around the world.

Pinkerton will lead the agency's strategic policy and planning efforts and will coordinate the agency's reauthorization before Congress. She will also be responsible for national aviation policies and strategies in the environmental and energy arenas.


Robert Wright, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dimensions International Inc., announced March 6 that he is stepping down from the day-to-day operations of the company.

His son, Russell Wright, who is executive vice president and has been with the company for 14 years, has been named the new chairman and CEO.

Robert Wright founded the company in 1985. He will stay on in an active business development role and remain chairman of Dimensions International's spin-off company, Flight Explorer.

Dimensions International is a leading information technology company that helps corporations and government agencies transform data into knowledge. The company is a leader in four primary areas: information technology, integrated logistics, air space management and air space products. Flight Explorer is the world's best-selling graphical aircraft situation display.


Scott Suhy has been named director of government business development at Microsoft Corp., the company announced March 3.

Suhy will manage a team focused on large government systems integrators, hardware manufacturers, independent software vendors and resellers. Suhy, who has been with Microsoft since February 1992, will be based in Microsoft Government's Washington, D.C., offices. For the past five years, he was general manager of Microsoft's mid-America commercial district and was responsible for sales, marketing and consulting groups across Tennessee, Missouri and Kansas.


Don Arnold has joined PeopleSoft Inc.'s federal sector as director of business development.

He will be responsible for helping agencies with PeopleSoft solutions for financial, human resources, supply chain and citizen relationship management.

Arnold recently departed as vice president for government programs for E-Gov, an FCW Media Group division. He will continue his involvement with the E-Gov 2003 conference, serving as co-chairman. He was twice named to the Federal 100, an award program affiliated with Federal Computer Week.

Arnold also is vice chairman for management and finance with the Industry Advisory Council.


Susan Kalwait, a geospatial intelligence professional at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, has been selected to serve as chief of the Interagency Geospatial Preparedness Team (IGPT), which was recently established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"The IGPT was established to help make geospatial information and technologies more readily available to the national community of emergency managers and responders," said Kalwait, former deputy chief of NIMA's North America and Homeland Security Division.

Geospatial experts from FEMA, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Agriculture Department's Forest Service also lead the interagency team. It has been established within FEMA's Office of National Preparedness and is housed at FEMA headquarters.


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