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Alan Balutis

Laurie DeWitt

Laura Callahan

Henrik G. DeGyor

Alan Balutis last week stepped down as the executive director of both the Industry Advisory Council and the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils. His resig- nation was effective Jan. 21.

His departure came after concerns were raised about his consultant work for some companies that are IAC members. Balutis originally agreed to serve as executive director with the understanding that he could also provide consulting services. But some members thought this was a conflict of interest.

Balutis and the chairmen of the two councils, IAC's Bob Woods of Affiliated Computer Services Inc. of Dallas and FGIPC's John Ortego, soon-to-retire director of the Agriculture Department's National Finance Center, negotiated to reach an amicable resolution, Woods said. A search committee has been formed to find a replacement.

Balutis in April 2001 became the first person to serve as executive director and chief operating officer of both councils.

Before taking that job, he directed the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Advanced Technology Program, and earlier served as Commerce Department deputy CIO.

In November 2001 he was inducted into Post Newsweek Tech Media's IRM Hall of Fame.

Labor Department deputy CIO Laura Callahan has succeeded Debra Stouffer as president of the Association for Federal IRM.

Stouffer recently announced her departure as chief technology officer for the Environmental Protection Agency to join DigitalNet Inc. of Herndon, Va., as vice presi- dent of consulting.
Other AFFIRM leaders elected this month:
  • Terry Weaver, director of IT accommodations for GSA, and Harold Klink of SI International Inc. of Reston, Va., as co-vice presidents for programs

  • Sue Rachlin, Interior Department deputy CIO, and Kenneth Touloumes of Titan System Corp. of San Diego as co-secretaries

  • Cheryl Queen and Leslie Barry, both of Computer Sciences Corp., as co-treasurers.

Former Michigan Gov. John Engler has gone to the private sector, this month becoming president of EDS Corp.'s state and local government division. As governor, Engler created the state's first IT Department.


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