OMB officially names Haycock chief architect

The Office of Management and Budget earlier this week officially hired Bob Haycock as its first chief architect.

Haycock, whose first formal day in the position will be Oct. 20, has been on detail to OMB as chief architect from the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management since June 2002.

'My job will not change other than working for Karen directly,' Haycock said, referring to Karen Evans, OMB administrator for E-government and IT.

Haycock will take on some of former OMB chief technology officer Norm Lorentz's responsibilities, 'but I haven't had the chance yet to talk with Karen at length about the changes,' he said. 'I know will continue to do a lot of the technical stuff, and I will not be doing any of the political stuff.'

His continuing responsibilities include running the Federal Enterprise Architecture Program Management Office, developing and implementing the first iteration of the Federal Enterprise Architecture and working with the CIO Council to integrate the federal blueprint with agency architectures, he said.

One of Haycock's first goals is to finish the Data Performance Reference Model'the final piece to the Federal Enterprise Architecture. He said the model should be released to agencies for formal comment in a couple of months.

Haycock also will oversee entering data into the Federal Enterprise Architecture Management System'which agencies will use to find opportunities for collaboration along similar business functions'integrating state and local governments architectures with the federal blueprint and determining how to better incorporate security into the architecture models.

He also will have to wait and see whether Congress funds the administration's $2.5 million request to support the program management office efforts.


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