by Allan Holmes

Politically Appointed CIOs

May 15, 20061 min
IT Strategy

Department of Defense-John G. Grimes¿

Last positions:

1. VP of Intelligence and Information Systems for the Washington Operations, Raytheon

2. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counterintelligence and Security Countermeasures

Department of Agriculture-David Combs¿

Last positions:

1. Special assistant to the CIO, overseeing project management of selected key USDA IT investment projects

2. Special assistant to the Administrator of Rural Utilities Service, with responsibilities including strategic planning and IT support services

Social Security Administration-Thomas Hughes¿

Last positions:

1. Managed own consulting firm

2. Senior consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers

Department of Labor-Patrick Pizzella¿

Last positions:

1. Chief of staff to the director at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

2. Government affairs counselor, Preston, Gates, Ellis and Rouvelas Meeds, a policy practice group

Department of Homeland Security-Scott Charbo¿

Last positions:

1. CIO of the Agriculture Department

2. President of MPower3 and extension agent for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

CIO Wanted

At press time, the CIO position at these agencies was vacant

U.S. Agency for International Development

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Transportation

Department of Education

Environmental Protection Agency

Small Business Administration