Three veteran federal IT execs named to Hall of Fame

Three veteran federal IT execs named to Hall of Fame

Three government veterans with a combined 67 years of service were inducted last month into Post Newsweek Tech Media Group's IRM Hall of Fame at the 14th annual government awards gala.

Duane P. Andrews, Alan Balutis and G. Edward DeSeve received the honor before nearly 1,000 of their government and industry peers at a black-tie dinner at the Washington Hilton and Towers. The three have made substantial contributions to federal use of IT for management reform.





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Duane P. Andrews, whose 26 years of service included a stint as assistant secretary of Defense, speaks after being inducted into the Post Newsweek IRM Hall of Fame.Also inducted into the Hall of Fame was G. Edward DeSeve, right, former deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, here with Lee Cooper of Computer Sciences Corp.Alan Balutis, who became the government's first cabinet-level CIO in 1994 at the Commerce Department, accepts his induction into the Hall of Fame.


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.

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. He now is executive director of the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils and the Industry Advisory Council.

DeSeve began his federal service as chief financial officer at the Housing and Urban Development Department in 1993.

He served from 1997 to 1999 as deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, where he had oversight of the government's management, regulation, IT, procurement and financial management policies. He also served as OMB controller.

DeSeve now is managing principal of Governmentum LLC, an inter-American roundtable for performance management evaluation, and also 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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