Hall of Famers: Andrews, Balutis and DeSeve

Hall of Famers: Andrews, Balutis and DeSeve

Three government veterans last night were inducted into the Post Newsweek Information Resources Management Hall of Fame at the 14th annual awards gala sponsored by GCN in Washington. Duane P. Andrews, Alan Balutis and G. Edward DeSeve received the honor for substantial, long-term contributions to federal use of IT for management reform.

Andrews, now corporate executive vice president of Science Applications International Corp. in McLean, Va., had a 26-year career in government, most recently as assistant secretary of Defense for command, control, communications and intelligence. He was the senior intelligence, security and telecommunications official as well as Defense Department CIO. From 1977 to 1989 he was a professional staff member with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where he was principal reviewer for DOD and CIA programs. He served in the Air Force from 1967 to 1977.

Balutis became the government's first cabinet-level CIO in 1994 at the Commerce Department. He had been director of budget, planning and organization since 1987 and held other departmental positions. Balutis came to Washington in 1975 as a National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration fellow, and before that was assistant professor of political science at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He now is executive director of the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils and the Industry Advisory Council.

DeSeve served as deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget from 1997 to 1999, with oversight of the government's management, regulation, IT, procurement and financial management policies. He also served as OMB controller and as chief financial officer of the Housing and Urban Development Department. Before his federal service, he held several posts in the city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. He now is involved with Governmentum LLC and is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs.

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William Jackson is a Maryland-based freelance writer.


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