People on the move

Arthur Gonzalez took over earlier this month as acting CIO of the IRS, replacing Todd Grams. Gonzalez has been deputy CIO since August last year.

Grams resigned to become chief financial officer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He had served as IRS CIO since 2003 and before that as IRS chief financial officer.

Gonzalez has worked for the past year with Grams on the IRS' IT reorganization. Prior to being deputy CIO, he served as deputy associate CIO for IRS' Information Technology Services from September 2004.

Before coming to the IRS, Gonzales was CIO and senior vice president with Oxford Health Plans in Trumbull, Conn., where he oversaw IT services for the company's business units and business partners across four states.

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett, who formerly led the Office of Naval Intelligence, started recently as director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Murrett, who the Senate confirmed for the job within a month of his nomination, succeeds retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper Jr.

The NGA director serves as both principal adviser to director of national intelligence John Negroponte, and the functional manager for geospatial intelligence to the intelligence community.

The General Services Administration has tapped David Bethel as its new associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Communications.
Bethel replaces Mary Joy Pizzella, who left the position last month to pursue private-sector opportunities.

OCSC is closely aligned with the President's Management Agenda, an initiative designed to spur consolidation and promote the expansion of e-government programs.
Prior to his appointment, Bethel served as deputy associate administrator of communications with OCSC.

Commerce undersecretary for technology Robert C. Cresanti now has the additional role of being the department's chief privacy officer. Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez announced the appointment this month.

As an undersecretary, a job he started in March, Cresanti is the highest-ranking federal official to serve as a chief privacy officer. Before coming to Commerce, he was vice president of public policy for the Business Software Alliance.

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