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People on the Move

Paul Brubaker, Defense Department deputy chief information officer, is leaving DOD for industry. He announced last week he will start a job March 19 running global electronic-government services for Commerce One Inc., an electronic-commerce company in Pleasanton, Calif.

As deputy CIO, Brubaker led the department's implementation of the Information Technology Management Reform Act. Before joining Defense, he was a staff member for then-Sen. William S. Cohen, working on a number of government reform efforts, including the Federal Acquisition Reform Act and ITMRA.

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As one of the authors of the act, Brubaker 'always kept the services and agencies focused on the key objectives,' said John Gilligan, deputy CIO for the Air Force and former Energy Department CIO.

'Paul Brubaker has been instrumental in expanding the influence of the CIO organization within the Defense Department. We will miss his keen intellect and leadership,' Gilligan said.

Assistant Secretary of Defense and CIO Arthur Money credited Brubaker with helping to implement several IT initiatives within the department.
'I appreciate Paul's service and contributions to the DOD,' Money said. 'He laid the foundation for building a Global Information Grid and he has been a strong proponent of electronic business/electronic commerce and business process change throughout the DOD. I wish him the very best.'

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size="2" color="#FF0000">Karen Hogan

Karen Hogan, manager of the Commerce Department's Digital Department initiative, and Robert Miller, director of the telecommunications services staff at the Justice Department, have been named to the National Communications System's Committee of Principals. The committee is an interagency group that provides recommendations on telecommunications security and emergency preparedness to the White House.

Johnny Young, director of creativity and emerging technologies in the General Services Administration's Office of Communications, retired last month after 37 years of federal service, 21 of them with GSA. Young received the agency's Meritorious Service Award in 1988.

Dana Brewer, deputy director for computer and network operations in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, and a 36-year veteran of the Defense Department, retired last month.


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