Ron Miller to help SBA e-gov

Ron Miller, the former chief information officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is moving to the Small Business Administration to help develop e-government programs.

Miller was assigned to FEMA from June 2001 until August 2002, when he worked to help re-orient FEMA's technology operations to meet its evolving mission after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

His performance warranted an offer to help the Homeland Security Office develop an information technology architecture for the new Homeland Security Department.

Miller said he is moving on to become the senior adviser to the SBA administrator for e-government. As such, he will make sure SBA "is a participating, active partner in those e-government initiatives they have a role in."

For example, he said disaster management is an important area for SBA, and it is important that both FEMA and SBA provide assistance to disaster victims "so the citizen only has one step, not two."

Miller also will work to re-engineer and transform SBA so it "provides as many of its products and services to the citizens via the Internet as possible," he said.

"Everyone I have spoken to from the [chief operating officer] to the chief of staff are committed to transforming the SBA," Miller said. "They want to become the single most valuable resource that small business has in the federal government."

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