UPDATED: New DOT CIO named

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:25 a.m. April 12, 2006, to clarify that Dan Mintz has worked at Sun for more than 10 years.

Industry veteran Dan Mintz has been appointed chief information officer of the Transportation Department. Mintz, currently working at Sun Microsystems, will join DOT on May 1.

Mintz has been director of government compliance programs at Sun, where he has worked for more than a decade. He is responsible for managing security, legal and regulatory compliance for the company's U.S. government business. Mintz has held various leadership positions in consulting and worked for companies such as Lockheed Martin.

Mintz received a bachelor’s degree in information systems and a master’s degree in international management from the University of Maryland.

Dan Matthews, DOT’s former CIO, took a private-sector job in December 2005. His deputy, Jackie Patillo, has been serving as acting CIO.

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