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Christopher Fornecker Named as new GSA Chief Technology Officer


GSA #9767

December 5, 2000
Contact: Bill Bearden (202) 501-1231
bill.bearden@gsa.gov


WASHINGTON, DC -- Christopher Fornecker has been selected as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the U.S. General Services Administration. The CTO is part of GSA's Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is a key leadership position within the agency.

As the new CTO, Mr. Fornecker will help lead the technology strategy for the agency; he will help set and enforce the development of policies and procedures, evaluate technology options, maintain vendor relationships, and monitor projects, while ensuring that all strategic and tactical initiatives promote the agency's vision with regard to information technology.

Mr. Fornecker will work closely with GSA's current CIO, Michael Carleton, who said: "Bringing Chris on board as Chief Technology Officer adds depth and strength to our CIO team at GSA. His leadership will be key to our enterprise architecture planning and he brings practical experience in systems interoperability, security, and emerging technologies. I look forward to working with him and our business line leaders on aligning our information technology with our enterprise business strategy."

Mr. Fornecker was commissioned as a U.S. Army Signal Officer in 1972 from West Point; he holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He comes to GSA from the Department of Defense, where he served as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Advanced Systems and Concepts. He lives in Burke, VA, with his wife and two children.