Kirit Amin stepped down suddenly after four years as the CIO of the Bureau of Consular Affairs to take a 120-day reassignment with the State Department CIO. He decried ”cronyism and nepotism” at the State Department and said the bureau has entered into bad contracts. ”The duplication and waste in government is phenomenal, and I was not going to put up with that crap nor will I put up with contractors who will rip off the government,” Amin told Federal News Radio.
The Thanksgiving turkeys delivered to the White House may have a much happier holiday than many federal workers, who could be getting a very big dose of bad news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Molly Wilkinson, a 22-year federal employee, will take her first job in the private sector as head of government affairs for Regions Bank. She worked as the Republican general counsel for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the last two years.
Eric Rosenbach is named as the new leader for cyber policy and Tony Montemarano takes on a new role at DISA.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey’s first day on the job was Monday, and he settled in behind a desk also used by Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines during World War II.
Ed Weiler has retired as the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.
The industry association names Daniel Varroney as its interim CEO. Bond will work on technology issues with T.J. Petrizzo.
President Obama awarded to 94 researchers the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
George Schindler, currently president of CGI Federal, will be president of U.S. operations, effective Oct. 1, and Donna Ryan will replace Schindler as president, subject to the approval of the Defense Security Service (DSS).
The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved, by a voice vote, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense.
When someone gets a serious disease and doctors don’t know what it is, they call Dr. William Gahl, one of America’s leading medical detectives.
Peter Roudik is the director of the 20-person staff of the Global Legal Research Center at the Library of Congress. The center serves all three branches of the government when they have inquiries about international laws.
Sean McGurk is leaving. Nicole Dean gets a promotion and two others step into acting roles to fill in spots.
Julius Knapp, chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the formation of the National Broadband Plan. Knapp’s work on that initiative has earned him and his colleagues a finalist spot for a Service to America medal.