Dec 31 2009


Kimberly T. Nelson

It would be hard to find a better fusion of knowledge
and experience than is found in Kim Nelson, assistant
administrator for the Office of Environmental
Information and CIO of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. In coming months as a Fed Tech
columnist, she will bring to bear the full breadth and
depth of her 22 years of government experience ,
including 14 years in Pennsylvania's Department of
Environmental Protection.

James R. Shanks

Now president of CDW•Government Inc. and
executive vice president of CDW, Jim Shanks has
paid his dues in the IT trenches. As CDW CIO from
1993 until 2001, he was one of the original
architects of the company's e-commerce strategy.
His background as a technologist and experience
as an IT manager are unique assets for a
columnist writing about IT challenges from the
customer's point of view.

Paul Wohlleben

Fed Tech columnist Paul Wohlleben is currently a
partner in the Global Public Sector practice of Grant
Thornton LLP, a Chicago-based accounting and
management consultancy. From 1976 until his
retirement in 1998 as CIO of the General Services
Administration's Public Buildings Service, he was
immersed in the world of federal IT. He continues
his involvement as director of the Association for
Federal Information Resources Management.

Melissa Solomon

For more than a decade, New York-based journalist
Melissa Solomon has been reaping awards for her
writing on information technology in both the
public and private sectors. Her work has appeared
in national business and technology publications,
including Computerworld, CIO, Baseline, the
Industry Standard,, USA Today, State Tech
and Ed Tech. Solomon earned her master's degree in
journalism from Northeastern University.

Alan Joch

A former senior editor of Byte Magazine, Alan Joch
has spent more than 10 years covering technology
and how it can make public and private
organizations more productive. His work has
appeared in Federal Computer Week, The New York
Times, Fortune Small Business and Architectural
Record. His book on venture capital funds, "How to
Find Money Online," was published by McGraw-Hill
in 2001. Joch resides in New Hampshire.