Rep. Horn to retire at end of 2002

Rep. Horn to retire at end of 2002

U.S. Rep. Steve Horn

Rep. Steve Horn, a watchdog of federal information technology efforts'particularly during year 2000 preparations'said yesterday he will retire from the House of Representatives at the end of next year.

The 70-year-old California Republican said his congressional career would end with his current term in January 2003.

As chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology, Horn instituted a system to grade agencies' preparations for the year 2000 rollover. He took the chairman's seat on the subcommittee in 1996 and began monitoring federal computer security efforts.

Earlier this year, Horn assumed leadership of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations.

He has continued to play a significant role in overseeing federal IT efforts. In addition to security issues, his new subcommittee monitors agencies' efforts to become financially accountable to taxpayers and comply with the Freedom of Information Act.

Horn was elected to Congress in 1992. In announcing his retirement, he noted that recent redistricting had created major changes in his district.

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