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Charles Havekost

Olivier Douliery

The Air Force has tapped Lt. Gen. William T. 'Tom' Hobbins to be the new head of the service's merged CIO, warfighting integration and communications operations directorate.

Hobbins was expected to take the reins on Tuesday, the day current CIO John Gilligan steps down and the new organization goes into effect.

The consolidation of the three functions was announced in December by then-secretary of the Air Force James Roche, who said the leadership position would be filled by a three-star general.

Health and Human Services Department CIO Charles Havekost is the new co-chairman of the CIO Council's best practices committee.

He joins David Wennergren, Navy CIO, in chairing efforts by the council to share and promote best practices for information management and IT within the federal government. He replaces John Marshall, former USAID CIO, who left government last year.

Gary Winters, the General Services Administration's acting director of interagency management, will retire July 31 after 34 years in the federal government.

Winters is best known for his work with the CIO, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Acquisition Officers and Chief Human Capital Officers councils as well as the Interagency Resources Management Council's annual conference.

Winters said he will take about a month off and then look for opportunities in the private sector.

Meanwhile, Betty Moore, another long-time GSA employee and key contributor to IRMCO, also announced her retirement. In addition to her duties at GSA, Moore has provided logistical and management support for the conference for the past 26 years.

President Bush has nominated Edmund S. 'Kip' Hawley, a supply-chain technology consultant with experience in federal transportation issues, to lead the Transportation Security Administration.

Hawley will succeed David Stone, who announced in April that he would leave in June.

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