People on the move

Reynolds Cahoon

Hord Tipton

Reynolds Cahoon, longtime CIO at the National Archives and Records Administration, left Nov. 10 for the private sector.

Cahoon, who spent 10 years as NARA's CIO before becoming the agency's first senior electronic records adviser in January, took a position with Lockheed Martin Corp.
As senior adviser, Cahoon was responsible for educating the rest of the government about the importance of maintaining electronic records. He also counseled agencies on how to build records management functions into their enterprise architectures and information systems.

President Bush has nominated independent consultant Paul Schneider to become the Homeland Security Department's undersecretary for management.

If approved by the Senate, Schneider will replace Scott Charbo, who has been in the position in an acting capacity since Janet Hale resigned earlier this year.

Charbo also is the agency's CIO.

Interior Department CIO Hord Tipton plans to retire from the federal government Jan. 7.

Tipton took the job of acting Interior CIO in mid-2002 and was named CIO in October of that year. During his tenure, he and his staff pushed hard to upgrade IT security in the department.

Tipton has been overseeing the department's IT operations with the assistance of deputy CIO Ed Meagher, who joined Interior in February.

The IRS has named Linda Stiff deputy commissioner for operations support, overseeing the tax agency's IT offices, chief financial officer, security, procurement, human capital and facilities. She replaces John Dalrymple, who is retiring after 20 years at the IRS.

The IRS also named Kevin Brown to be deputy commissioner for services and enforcement, responsible for the agency's four operating divisions, Criminal Investigation and Office of Professional Responsibility. He replaces Mark Matthews, a former Justice Department lawyer who will return to private practice.

IRS commissioner Mark Everson also tapped Beverly Ortega Babers, the current chief human capital officer, to be chief of staff. All the IRS appointments take effect Dec. 1.

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