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Another coup for Cisco: Paul Brubaker?

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Paul Brubaker

Paul Brubaker

After scoring several hiring coups, we’re hearing that Cisco system has another one — Paul Brubaker.

(Update: We had Brubaker on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris. You can hear that conversation here.)

Brubaker is — well, at least until Tuesday at noon — the administrator of the Transportation Department’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) — the DARPA of the transportation world. Prior to that, Brubaker has worked as the Defense Department deputy CIO and, of course, on Capitol Hill, he was the Republican staff director of what was then called the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, which was led by then-Senator William S. Cohen (R-Maine).Brubaker was the principal staff architect of the Clinger Cohen Act, one of the seminal government IT pieces of legislation.

We expect to get confirmation soon after inauguration.

In my conversations with Brubaker during his tenure at RITA, I know that he has really been impassioned by this job. He really loved the work that the organization did — and does — and really loved the mission of transportation innovation such as hydrogen fueled cars, conducting a cross-country hydrogen fuel tour over the summer. (One blog proposed Brubaker as the hydorogen fuel czar.)

After the break, read Brubaker’s full bio…
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Written by cdorobek

January 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM