OMB personnel changes: Chenok out, Anderson moving up

The Office of Management and Budget’s revolving door continues.

Dan Chenok, a longtime fed and the well-respected branch chief for information policy and technology, is leaving to join SRA International Inc. Tad Anderson, portfolio manager for the government-to-business Quicksilver projects, has been promoted to associate administrator for e-government and IT.

Anderson said his newly created position will encompass a number of roles plucked from the agendas of officials who have recently left OMB. He will assume some of the management duties former chief technology officer Norm Lorentz provided as well as some of the immediate oversight of the 25 e-government initiatives. Lorentz left OMB in September.

“My job is to serve as Karen Evans’ deputy to implement the President’s Management Agenda and make sure the e-government initiatives find the finish line,” he said.

Anderson said he also will take OMB’s lead on the General Services Administration’s SmartBuy, a program to negotiate governmentwide enterprise software licenses. He said a new portfolio manager has not been named yet.

Anderson has been at OMB for two years and before that he worked at IBM Corp. as a management consultant in the federal government consulting practice.

Chenok will start at SRA after Jan. 1 as a vice president and director of policy and management strategies, where his primary responsibilities will be helping the Fairfax, Va., company understand the government’s needs better. Chenok will leave OMB in mid-December.

Over 13 years at OMB, Chenok was responsible for myriad IT topics, from security and privacy to budgets and project management. He also advises senior White House officials on IT policy, and works with the CIO Council and other interagency IT working groups.

A veteran of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, he previously was assistant chief of its Human Resources and Housing Branch. OMB has not named his replacement.

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