Last August, a reader told me that David Bowen\u00a0had reportedly left Blue Shield of California.\u00a0 Bowen has since turned up at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where he has been named CIO and assistant administrator for information, according to a story in Federal Computer Week. Bowen succeeds Daniel Meehan, who retired from the FAA in September 2005. Elinor MacKinnon replaced Bowen in the CIO role at Blue Shield of California.Brian Light has returned to running IT at Staples, reporting to Chief Administrative Office John Mahoney.\u00a0 Light most recently served as vice president of business delivery, in charge of the office supply retailers\u2019 catalog and e-commerce businesses.\u00a0 He was hired\u00a0as the Framingham, Mass.-based company\u2019s CIO in 1998. Scott Floeck had most recently served as Staples\u2019 CIO.\u00a0 \u00a0No word yet from Staples on whether Floeck has moved into another role inside the company or if he\u2019s left.\u00a0 Pete Howard moved into the business delivery position vacated by Light. Drug developer\u00a0Covance named its interim CIO, John Repko, its official CIO.\u00a0 Repko had served as interim CIO since June 2005. Prior to that, he was Covance\u2019s vice president of global applications.\u00a0 In that position, he organized and led the centralization and globalization of application development, application support and quality control across the company.\u00a0\u00a0 Prior to joining the N.J.-based company in March 2003, Repko was SVP and CIO at GE American Communications, a division of GE Capital.\u00a0 He spent a total of 14 years at GE in positions of increasing responsibility in finance, IT, e-business and Six Sigma.Robert Quinn joined Genentech last month as vice president of corporate information technology business and science applications. Quinn, 49, reports to Todd Pierce, Genentech\u2019s vice president in charge of all corporate IT. Quinn\u2019s position is a new one, and in it he\u2019ll be responsible for improving business processes, among other things.\u00a0 He comes to the biotech firm from KLA-Tencor, where he served as vice president and CIO. Previously, Quinn held executive and senior positions at Portera Systems, eBay and Sun Microsystems.