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White House Exec Joins Input

David Nelson, former director of the Nat'l Coordination Office for IT Research and Development with the Executive Office of the President, joined Input

RESTON, Va. -- INPUT, the authority on government business, announced today that David Nelson, former director of the National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development with the Executive Office of the President, has joined the INPUT Consulting Group. In his role with the White House, Dr. Nelson coordinated planning, budget, execution, and assessment activities for federally-funded fundamental research in networking and information technology, a program that included more than a dozen federal agencies and an annual budget of more than $2 billion.

"David's extensive background and knowledge in the information security arena is a valuable addition to the INPUT Consulting Group," said Bill Bain, senior vice president, consulting for INPUT. "His capabilities will enhance INPUT's rapidly growing Security Consulting Practice."

Prior to joining the White House, Dr. Nelson was deputy chief information officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he also functioned as chief information security officer with additional responsibilities in scientific computing and enterprise architecture. In this position, he developed NASA's cyber security program and helped NASA to earn one of the highest grades in the early years of the Government Information Systems Reform Act. Dr. Nelson was previously associate director of the Office of Energy Research in the Department of Energy. He served as chief of staff for energy research and directed the Office of Computational and Technology Research.

"David's experience in the White House Office of Science and Technology will provide INPUT clients with extensive insights into government wide technology issues," said Alan Balutis, president & chief executive officer, government strategies at INPUT. "He will be an invaluable resource to our members as they navigate the public sector marketplace."

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