People on the Move

Deidre Lee

Mike Fitzgerald, a 14-year veteran of federal service and most recently the Office of Personnel Management's E-Training project manager, has left for an industry job.

He moved this month to Titan Corp. of Reston, Va., as a senior business analyst. His focus will be on helping agencies adhere to the Federal Enterprise Architecture and develop business cases.
Fitzgerald spent the last four years at OPM and before that worked at the Bureau of Federal Prisons.

Jeff Pon, the agency's deputy director for e-government, has taken over on an interim basis and will manage the E-Training project, one of the 25 Quicksilver e-government initiatives.

Eileen Powell is the IRS' new chief financial officer, a job she had held on an interim basis since July.

Previously the tax agency's deputy CFO, Powell filled in after IRS commissioner Mark Everson appointed then CFO W. Todd Grams to be CIO. She had been in the deputy post since September 2001.

The Office of Management and Budget has tapped Mike Turk and Shivani Desai to fill two of its three vacant e-government portfolio manager slots.

Turk, who started Dec. 1, replaces interim manager Paul Mamo as the government-to-citizen portfolio manager. Mamo replaced Jonathan Womer, who took another job within OMB in July. Mamo finished his 90-day detail last month and returned to the IRS.

Desai will take over for Tad Anderson as the government-to-business portfolio manager. Anderson became OMB's associate administrator for e-government and IT in November. Desai works at the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Information. She started at the end of last month.

The Professional Services Council has awarded Deidre Lee, director of Defense procurement and acquisition policy, its highest service honor: the Marc S. Ross Award.

The council presents the award annually to a government official who demonstrates leadership, a commitment to partnership and ethical standards.

Most recently, Lee took a temporary leave from her DOD post to advise the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority on acquisition policies for rebuilding Iraq.

Previous award winners include Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), comptroller general David M. Walker and Sen. John Warner (R-Va.).


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