Public Printer Bill Boarman will step down at the end of the Congressional session after the Senate did not vote to confirm him, according to a statement from the Government Printing Office.
As a recess appointee, Boarman has led the GPO for the last 20 months while waiting for confirmation. In November, two Republican senators dropped the hold on Boarman's nomination, but new objections arose Saturday, according to a Washington Post article. Without confirmation before the end of the year, recess appointees must step down from their posts.
Posted by FCW Staff on Dec 19, 2011 at 2:25 PM1 comments
Air Force Col. Kimberly A. Crider has been picked for promotion to Brigadier General, and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director of communications and information and CIO at the Headquarters of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Crider became mobilization augmentee to the director of communications and information at Space Command in April 2010, according to her official bio.
Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM0 comments
Federal Communications Commission Chief of Staff Edward Lazarus plans to leave his position Jan. 31, NextGov reports.
Lazarus served as top aide to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski since June 2009. Genachowski credits Lazarus with Universal Service Fund reform , the creation of the Connect America Fund, consumer empowerment around 'bills shock,' and increased consumer protection. "These and other initiatives to grow our economy and benefit our citizens would not have been possible without Eddie," Genachowski wrote in a Dec. 14 statement.
Lazarus came to the FCC from the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He also wrote "Closed Courts," a book based on his time as a law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun. He has not announced his future plans.
Posted by FCW Staff on Dec 14, 2011 at 1:09 PM0 comments
Andrew S. Morgan has been assigned as director for business integration office for the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), according to a Dec. 13 announcement of senior executive service assignments. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) oversees the Defense Department's financial policy, financial management systems, and business modernization efforts. Morgan previously served as director for contracts and eBusiness policy for Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C.
Posted by FCW Staff on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:31 AM0 comments
Maybe the name Xe Services LLC didn't just didn't catch on the way the company wanted or perhaps Blackwater was just the stronger brand -- albeit best known for high-profile scandals in the Iraq war. Either way, the security services contractor is changing its name again, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Newly rechristened as Academi, company president and CEO Ted Wright told WSJ the new name and new logo signal how the company aims to be "boring." Wright said the company will focus on regulatory compliance and contract management.
Posted by FCW Staff on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:59 AM4 comments
The Army's main acquisition office and Cyber Command will receive new additions according to a Dec. 5 general officers announcement.
Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Bass will serve as director for contracting in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology in Washington, D.C. He previously served as the commanding general of Expeditionary Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. ECC provides contracting support to Army and other federal installations outside the continental U.S.
Brig. Gen. George J. Franz III has been assigned to be director, current operations, J-33, U.S. Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Md. He most recently served as chief, CJ-2 with the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Posted by FCW Staff on Dec 12, 2011 at 1:55 PM0 comments