OMB to name Burk chief architect

The Office of Management and Budget plans to name Richard Burk of the Housing and Urban Development Department as the government's next chief architect.

OMB officials confirmed their plans to have Burk, HUD's chief architect for IT, take over for Bob Haycock. Haycock left the job in April to return to the Interior Department's National Business Center in Denver after two years at OMB.

Burk will begin the new job sometime in January, but no specific date has been set, OMB officials said. Burk would not comment on the new position.

Richard Brozen, a special assistant on detail from NASA, had assumed many of Haycock's duties in the interim, but he returned to NASA in October. Karen Evans, OMB's administrator for e-government and IT, has handled the duties of the chief architect since Brozen left.

Burk will manage the Federal Enterprise Architecture program, as well as lead the CIO Council's Architecture and Infrastructure Committee.

Burk has been with HUD for 29 years, working in the research, demonstration and management areas of community development and housing rehabilitation. As chief architect for IT, Burk oversees development and delivery of HUD's enterprise architecture, data management and strategic planning processes.

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