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Reynold Schweickhardt Named GPOs Chief Information Officer

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Washington, DC—Whether it was initiating a digital mail pilot program for the House of Representatives during the Anthrax crisis or directing the roll-out of several emergency communication systems for Members of Congress after the terrorist attacks of September 11, Reynold C. Schweickhardt’s leadership and expertise has established him as one of the Federal Government's leading information technology experts.  In his new role as Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), he will be responsible for transforming the agency's technological infrastructure to enable it to support the Federal Government's future digital information products and services. He will also serve as a member of GPO's Management Council, which establishes overall agency policies. "We like Reynold's blend of cutting-edge private sector experience coupled with his extensive knowledge of the Federal Government's systems and requirements," said Deputy Public Printer William H. Turri, who is the GPO's chief operating officer. "He has the know-how needed to design and operate the systems that will be required by a 21st century Government information processing and distribution organization." Earlier this year, Schweickhardt was named Information Resources Management (IRM) Policy Manager at the GPO.  Prior to the GPO, Schweickhardt was Director of Technology at the House Administration Committee, where he was responsible for IT strategy for the House of Representatives.  He coordinated implementation of a business-continuity/disaster-recovery infrastructure for the House and participated in the House’s response to the anthrax crisis, including initiation of a digital mail pilot program.  Schweickhardt directed the rollout of several emergency communication systems for Members of Congress, including RIM BlackBerry communication devices and GETS cards to maintain communication capabilities.  From 1995 to 2000, Schweickhardt served as a professional staff member and then Deputy Staff Director of the House Administration Committee, where he coordinated IT programs for the House.  While serving as staff to the House Administration Committee, Schweickhardt was staff director of the Joint Committee on Printing, where he supported legislative oversight of the GPO’s operations and programs, including the GPO’s equipment and technology acquisitions.  Before Government service, Schweickhardt was a software engineer and project manager at Hewlett-Packard Co.  Schweickhardt attended the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Reynold C. Schweickhardt’s selection as the GPO’s Chief Information Officer was effective October 5, 2003.




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