Galante, Chief Information Officer, to Retire; Reiter Hired as Deputy

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No. 99-105
May 21, 1999


Chairman Shirley Ann Jackson of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today announced that Anthony Galante, the agency's Chief Information Officer (CIO), will retire at the end of June.

She also announced that Stuart Reiter, formerly Director, Infrastructure Services for IMC Global Corporation, has been appointed the Deputy Chief Information Officer. Mr. Reiter will join the agency on May 24.

Upon Mr. Galante's departure, Mr. Reiter will act as the Chief Information Officer until that position is filled by the Commission.

Mr. Galante was appointed the first NRC Chief Information Officer in January 1997. He is also a member of the Chairman's three-person Executive Council, which helped lead agency efforts to revise the way the NRC plans, budgets and allocates resources.

In announcing Mr. Galante's coming retirement, Chairman Jackson said he has served the agency with distinction, noting that he has championed various advanced information technology initiatives, and that under his leadership, the NRC became one of the first federal agencies to address the Y2K problem by assessing and renovating computer systems, so they will function properly with the coming of the Year 2000.

Through Mr. Galante's leadership, the NRC became one of only a few federal agencies that have fulfilled the mandates of the Clinger-Cohen Act, which requires the full integration of information technology into the agency's operations.

Chairman Jackson said she has relied on Mr. Galante's "sage counsel on information technology management and related topics as part of the NRC senior management team. His business insights provided a fresh and challenging perspective to NRC work practices and agency programs."

Mr. Galante came to the NRC after a 28-year career at Mobil Corporation, where he was acting General Manager for information systems, with world-wide responsibility for all information technology and direct responsibility for the corporate information systems portfolio.

Mr. Galante has also held positions on various industry councils and boards, including the American Petroleum Institute Information Systems Committee, the Hewlett Packard Global Advisory Board, and the IBM Information Systems Customer Advisory Council.

As a high-level official at IMC Global, Mr. Reiter was responsible for the development and delivery of information technology infrastructure. Before working for IMC Global, he was a consultant with Advanced Systems Development, a federal contractor, developing client outsourcing strategies with major vendors.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Reiter managed information technology on a global scale for Mobil Corporation. As Manager, Application Technology Planning, he was responsible for international architecture, methods, and policies.

Mr. Reiter received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from City College of New York. He also did graduate studies in computer science at New York University.

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