People on the move

Former State Department official Andrew Ciafardini has taken charge of the Office of Management and Budget's efforts to help lead agencies' e-government initiatives.

Ciafardini will serve as the administration's government-to-citizen e-government portfolio manager and will work with agencies to provide more information on benefits and resources online, as well as coordinate activities related to the SmartBuy procurement consolidation initiative.

Prior to joining OMB, Ciafardini served as assistant chief of protocol for visits at the State Department, where he managed public relations and media affairs. He has also worked at the White House as deputy director of scheduling for research.

Smithsonian Institution CIO Dennis Shaw will step down at the end of this month. He'll launch his own consulting firm, DRS Consulting, after he leaves the agency Sept. 1.

During his tenure, Shaw played an integral role as the agency overhauled and modernized its financial management, human resources and telecommunications systems. He also helped establish a central help desk and consolidated the agency's LANs and e-mail systems.

Ann Speyer, the Smithsonian's current chief technology officer, will serve as acting CIO, and the agency will begin the process of selecting a new CIO in the near future, officials said.

Robert Brandewei, the former director of the Defense Manpower Data Center, has joined ActivIdentity Corp. of Fremont, Calif., as the senior vice president of the company's new Public Sector Solutions group.

Brandewei retired from DMDC July 14 after 32 years in government'all at DMDC.

He was the architect of DOD's Common Access Smart Card system, and was responsible for the oversight of the largest and most comprehensive automated personnel database in the department, and the management of a dozen major operational programs.

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