Neil J. Stillman will retire in April after 30 years of federal IT service

Neil J. Stillman, the deputy chief information officer at the Health and Human Services
Department and a career federal official, will retire in April.


Stillman has spent more than 30 years in government service. He came to HHS in 1990
from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Office of the Systems Architect. Before that,
he held systems posts at the General Services Administration, the former Defense
Communications Agency and the Customs Service.


HHS has not named his replacement.


In recent years, Stillman has been a regular participant in efforts to bring
information technology to the top management tier within agencies. He also has been
involved in many reinventing government initiatives and was active on the CIO Council.
Most recently, he was president of the Federation of Government Information Processing
Councils.


But Stillman announced this month that he would step down from his FGIPC post
immediately. His term as president was to expire June 30.


“I do so to allow the officers and the board of directors of the federation the
ability to organize and plan the future of the organization, actions in which I will not
be a long-term participant,” Stillman said in his Jan. 12 resignation letter.


James Buckner, FGIPC’s executive vice president and the new CIO for the
Army’s Materiel Command, will take over as acting president.

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