Comings and goings

President Bush has nominated Michael Chertoff, a 3rd U.S. Circuit Appeals Court judge and former Justice Department official, to lead the Homeland Security Department. The department has lost a number of top managers in recent weeks, including: James Loy, second in command, steps down March 1; Frank Libutti, undersecretary for information analysis and infrastructure protection; Robert Liscouski, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at DHS; Jack Johnson Jr., the chief security officer; and Suzanne Mencer, who led state and local coordination and preparedness.

Kay Coles James, director of the Office Personnel Management, is also leaving government. Sandy Bates, commissioner of the Federal Technology Service, and Nicholas Godici, commissioner of patents, are retiring.

Dave McClure, vice president for e-government at the Council for Excellence in Government, joined Gartner as research director of the company's government research organization.

Shelley Meyers, formerly of the Transportation Security Administration, became deputy chief information officer at the National Archives and Records Administration; Stacie Higgins is the new government-to-government portfolio manager within the Office of Management and Budget's office of e-government and information technology.

Ed Schrock, a former Republican Virginia Beach, Va., representative, became a staff member on the House Government Reform Committee. Schrock will be staff director for a new subcommittee, whose name and jurisdiction have not been announced.

Jim Preissner joins Vion as chief technologist after leading the Social Security Administration's data processing and telecommunications programs. Dan Young, managing partner of the Turnberry Group, joins Sigaba's Federal Advisory Board.

More on these staffing changes is available on the FCW.com Download at http://www.fcw.com/download.

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