Executive Moves

Former EPA CIO Ann Dunkin to Lead DOE’s IT Activities

Ann Dunkin

Ann Dunkin, who has been Dell Technologies' chief technology officer for state and local government for over a year, will join the Department of Energy (DOE) as chief information officer. Dunkin, formerly the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) CIO, will succeed Rocky Campione, who stepped down from government service in early April 2021. 

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Matt Cutts to Step Down as US Digital Service Administrator

Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts, administrator of the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), is leaving his post. Edward Hartwig, deputy administrator of USDS, will serve as head of the agency on an interim basis until a new administrator is named. In 2016, Cutts joined USDS from Google, where he served as head of the webspam team and as a software engineer.

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HighPoint Appoints Stacey Au as Customer Experience Program Manager; COO Scott Willis Quoted

Stacey Au

HighPoint announced on Thursday that the company has appointed Stacey Au as customer experience program manager. In this role, Au will help highpoint customers implement omnichannel, AI, and other emerging technology and industry best practices to strengthen contact center operations. Au has over 25 years of experience as a senior-level customer experience and contact center leader.

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President Biden Nominates Jill Hruby for NNSA Administrator; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jill Hruby

President Biden has nominated Jill Hruby, former director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), as the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and undersecretary for nuclear security. The White House said Wednesday that Hruby joined SNL as a technical staff member in 1983 and retired from the laboratories in 2017.

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Kevin Mostek Appointed New Head of M&A for Cognosante; CEO Y. Michele Kang Quoted

Kevin Mostek

Cognosante announced on Thursday that Kevin Mostek has been appointed the company’s new corporate development officer, which is a new role specifically for Mostek. He will also report directly to Cognosante CEO Y. Michele Kang, who emphasized that Mostek would bring wealth of critical company and industry knowledge to the role for Cognosante. 

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Yusef Jackson Joins Aventiv Technologies; CEO Dave Abel Quoted

Yusef Jackson

Aventiv Technologies and Platinum Equity have announced that Yusef Jackson has joined the company as a senior executive and advisor to its ownership group. Jackson explained that he hopes to review the data and speak with both the families of those incarcerated and the past and present members of the incarceration community. 

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Retired Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri Appointed Strategic Board Advisor for Sev1Tech; CEO Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri

Sev1Tech announced on Monday that Retired Major General Michael Taheri has joined the company as a strategic board advisor to provide leadership, vision and guidance to support the company’s growth goals and mission areas for their customers. Taheri served the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air National Guard for over 31 years. 

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President Biden to Nominate Chris Inglis for National Cyber Director Post

Chris Inglis

President Biden has announced plans to nominate Chris Inglis, former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), to serve as its national cyber director. He is a retired Air National Guard brigadier general and sits on the boards of several private and public companies. He spent nearly three decades at the NSA and also served in the U.S. Air Force. 

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Valiance To Continue Caliburn’s Migrant Minors Humanitarian Work For HHS; Grace Flores-Hughes Quoted

Caliburn International

Caliburn International announced Wednesday it is separating into two independent companies. The new companies will be Acuity International and Valiance Humanitarian. Valiance will continue Caliburn’s humanitarian efforts for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Valiance has named Fransico Quezada as director of Operations and Facilities. 

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Former DARPA Head Victoria Coleman Assumes Air Force Chief Scientist Post

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has assumed her new role as chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force. Laura McAndrews, a spokeswoman for the Air Force, told the publication in an email that Coleman officially succeeded Richard Joseph as the service branch’s lead scientist last week.

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