It's an empty-job hat trick: Haycock, Stenbit and Ladner

Robert Haycock

John Stenbit

Drew Ladner

Three top-level IT chiefs'Robert Haycock, John Stenbit and Drew Ladner'have left or announced plans to leave their posts.

Haycock will leave the Office of Management and Budget without a chief architect. The Defense Department is awaiting confirmation of its candidate to replace Stenbit as CIO. And Ladner recently told the White House he would be leaving his Treasury Department CIO job.

Robert Haycock

Haycock will step down April 30 from his OMB job overseeing the government's Federal Enterprise Architecture efforts.

He joined OMB on detail in June 2002 and in October became its first chief architect in charge of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Program Management Office, which is developing and maintaining the FEA.

He also has led the CIO Council's Architecture and Infrastructure Committee, and its corresponding subcommittees on emerging technology, governance and components.
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His work with OMB and the CIO Council has included helping agencies integrate their architectures with the FEA. Haycock also worked with state and local governments to integrate their modernization blueprints with the federal architecture.

Haycock plans to return to Denver and work for the Interior Department. Before coming to OMB, Haycock was deputy CIO for the Denver office of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation.

John Stenbit

Stenbit has officially retired from the Pentagon's top IT post.

The CIO and assistant secretary for networks and information integration left his job last month and will pursue work on corporate boards as well as pro bono work for the National Security Agency's Advisory Board, said Lt. Col. Ken McClellan, a Defense spokesman.

President Bush last year nominated Francis Harvey, vice chairman of Duratek Inc. of Columbia, Md., to replace Stenbit as CIO. The Senate Armed Services Committee questioned him in January and sent his nomination to the floor for a full vote.

Until Harvey is confirmed, Linton Wells II, Stenbit's principal deputy assistant secretary, will be acting CIO.

Stenbit became CIO in August 2001. His career spans more than 30 years in government and industry jobs related to telecommunications and command and control.

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Drew Ladner

The Treasury CIO has submitted his resignation to President Bush.

Ladner, who is returning to industry, will leave his CIO post at the end of the month. He became CIO in March of last year.

The CIO position is being converted from a political appointment back to a career appointment, said a Treasury staff member who did not wish to be identified.

Before coming to Treasury, Ladner was managing director of a boutique technology investment and advisory firm, but he also had stints in IT management at AOL Time Warner and Netscape Communications Corp.

GCN staff writers Jason Miller, Dawn S. Onley and Mary Mosquera contributed to this story.

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