Treasury CIO Ladner to resign

Drew Ladner is resigning as CIO of the Treasury Department and will most likely leave next month, a Treasury staff member said today. He will stay long enough to ensure a smooth transition. He has been CIO since March 10 of last year.

Information on his replacement and future plans were not available. Mike Parker is Treasury deputy CIO.

The CIO position is being converted back to a career appointment from a political appointment now that the reasons for converting it to a political position?to reform IT governance, boost IT security and invigorate e-government?are complete, a Treasury staff member who did not wish to be identified said.

Ladner oversees a $2.6 billion IT budget. He has been a strong proponent of IT governance to improve management, enterprisewide services to make Treasury more efficient and open competition among contractors to get the best technology for new services.

He has been active in interagency roles, including serving as chairperson of the governmentwide E-Authentication Executive Steering Committee and a member of the Business Gateway, E-Rulemaking and SmartBuy executive steering committees.

Before coming to Treasury, he was managing director of Clasis Capital, a boutique technology investment and advisory firm specializing in software and telecommunications. His career as a technology executive has ranged from start-ups to large corporations, including AOL Time Warner and Netscape Communications Corp.

Ladner holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a master's in theology from the University of Oxford and a bachelor's in international economics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

About the Author

Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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