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Charles Havekost, until recently the program manager for the Grants.gov Quicksilver project, is the Health and Human Services Department's new CIO and deputy assistant secretary for IRM.
He replaces Melissa Chapman, who resigned in October to take a job in industry. Kathleen Heuer had been acting CIO in addition to doing her job as deputy assistant secretary for performance and planning.
Havekost, besides being Grants.gov manager, also had been the acting director for grants management and policy at HHS.
Small Business Administration CIO Stephen Galvan has assumed the additional role of the agency's chief operating officer, which gives him added access to administrator Hector Barreto and other top bosses at SBA.
'I am able to address issues more easily so there is less of a bottleneck,' said Galvan, who became CIO last June after spending 18 months at the Office of Management and Budget. He said his new duties let him take a more strategic approach to SBA. Deputy CIO Jerry Williams is handling the bulk of the day-to-day IT work, Galvan said.
Galvan is one of the few CIOs with additional management responsibilities and is the only one who's also a COO. The COO job had been vacant since last May, when Lloyd Blanchard took a job at NASA.
John Carlin will step down as the nation's archivist as soon as the Senate confirms Allen Weinstein, President Bush's choice to become the ninth archivist.
Carlin, who has held the job for nearly nine years, announced his intent to resign as head of the National Archives and Records Administration this winter in a letter to Bush. The president has said he wants Weinstein to take the NARA post, but he has not sent the nomination to the Senate. Weinstein is senior adviser for democratic institutions and director of the Center for Democratic Initiatives at the International Foundation for Elections Systems in Washington.
President Bush this month named Patrick O'Carroll Jr. as his nominee to become inspector general at the Social Security Administration. O'Carroll currently is acting IG and previously was deputy IG for investigations. He would replace James Huse Jr., who retired.