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Holgate to stay on at ACT

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ATF CIO Rick Holgate will retain his post as head of the American Council for Technology because his expected successor moved to the private sector.

Rick Holgate, CIO at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will remain as chair of the American Council for Technology for another year.

The move comes because Casey Coleman, formerly CIO of the General Services Administration, moved to the private sector to a senior post in AT&T's federal practice, scuttling ACT's succession plans. Coleman had served as the executive vice chair of ACT, a position open only to feds, and was slated to move into the top slot this year.

"Rather than try to rush to fill that, I agreed to stay on for another year," Holgate told FCW in an interview. There is a finalist for the executive vice chair post that will be announced once the appointment is cleared by the agency.

On the industry side, Jim Williams is departing as chair of the Industry Advisory Council and will be replaced by Dan Chenok, senior fellow of the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

About the Author

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy, health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mr. Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian started his career as an arts reporter and critic, and has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, Architect magazine, and other publications. He was an editorial assistant and staff writer at the now-defunct New York Press and arts editor at the About.com online network in the 1990s, and was a weekly contributor of music and film reviews to the Washington Times from 2007 to 2014.

Click here for previous articles by Mazmanian. Connect with him on Twitter at @thisismaz.


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Reader comments

Mon, May 5, 2014

Dr. Holgate is extremely bright and is a great leader. ACT is lucky to have him for another year!

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