People on the Move

People on the Move

Bert Concklin, head of the IRS Business Systems Modernization Office, will leave the agency in early September.

Bert Concklin
'I will leave the IRS to pursue other opportunities,' Concklin said in a statement. 'The Business Systems Modernization Program is one of the most important technology management challenges in government, and it has been an honor to lead such an effort.'

John Reece, IRS deputy commissioner for modernization and chief information officer, will take charge until the IRS names Concklin's successor.

'I believe it's possible for me to leave the program at this point with minimal disruption,' said Concklin, who joined the IRS in June of last year.

Thomas N. Pyke Jr., CIO of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and director of NOAA's High Performance Computing and Communications Office, has been named acting Commerce CIO.

He replaces Roger W. Baker, who left his position on May 11, said Karen Hogan, Commerce's acting deputy CIO.

Baker is taking time off and has not announced his career plans, Hogan said.

Edward 'Pete' C. Aldridge Jr. was sworn in last week as the Defense Department's new undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. He will advise Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on all weapons and material purchases, including systems.

Before taking over his post at DOD, Aldridge was chief executive officer of Aerospace Corp, a nonprofit organization in El Segundo, Calif. He spent two years as secretary of the Air Force in the mid-1980s.


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