Brubaker to leave DOD for private sector

Brubaker to leave DOD for private sector

By Dawn S. Onley

GCN Staff

FEB. 27—Paul Brubaker, the deputy chief information officer for the Defense Department, announced today that he will leave his post in two weeks to head up global e-government services for Commerce One Inc.

'It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my departure as deputy chief information officer,' Brubaker said in a prepared statement. 'I want you all to know that it has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve with all of you dedicated people.'

He will take his new position on March 19 with Commerce One, a company based in Pleasanton, Calif., that specializes in e-commerce and e-business.

Brubaker, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, worked from 1991 to 1996 on the staff of former Sen. William S. Cohen, a Maine Republican. He later worked on several government reform initiatives, including the Federal Acquisition Reform Act and the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996.

Observers expected Brubaker to stay on under the Bush administration. Officials have not named an acting deputy CIO.

'We're sorry to see him go, but it seems he's taking advantage of an opportunity,' said Susan Hansen, a DOD spokeswoman.

Before joining DOD, Brubaker was vice president of strategic programs at Litton PRC Inc. of McLean, Va.

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