People on the Move

People on the Move

The National Security Agency has named Richard G. Turner as its new chief information officer.


'If someone's name and phone number are exposed, or if someone screws the system, are you a little bit embarrassed or a lot embarrassed?'

Keren Cummins of Digial Signature Trust Co. of Salt Lake City, on whether agencies should decide to step up public-key infrastructure use [Page 7]

'We are not sure the bill advances, in any
measurable way, the results we are expecting from the president's management and performance plan.'

Sean O'Keefe, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, on the E-Government Act sponsored by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman
(D-Conn.) [Page 1]

Turner left his job as CIO of the Federal Trade Commission to take the NSA post. He has more than 29 years of experience in information technology, including stints with NASA and the Army.

NSA also hired Michael G. Lawrence as chief of its Legislative Affairs Office. Lawrence has 20 years of legislative, intergovernmental and public affairs experience at all levels of government.

Both Turner and Lawrence officially started with NSA on July 16.

Keith Golden, the Federal Trade Commission's associate CIO, has taken over as acting CIO at the commission.

Ralph James has been named Brookhaven National Laboratory's associate lab director for energy, environment and national security.

James comes from Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif. Both Sandia and Brookhaven are Energy Department labs.

James will oversee a wide range of basic and applied research.


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