Government Computer News (GCN) reported on Tuesday that President George Bush nominated the man who served as acting CIO of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) during a data theft in May that compromised the personal information of veterans and active members of the armed forces to the top IT position on a permanent basis. Robert Howard will assume the role of assistant secretary for information and technology and CIO pending Senate confirmation.
Stuart Campbell, the global managing partner of KPMG’s Audit & Advisory Services Center, has assumed the added responsibility of global CIO of the professional services firm. In his additional role, Campbell, 53, will lead the company’s global technology initiatives and will serve as a member of the international executive team and the global audit steering group. He began his career with KPMG in 1974. In 1990, he left the company to join Wells Fargo as an executive vice president, only to return to KPMG in 1995.