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NEWS RELEASE 03-022; March 5, 2003 March 5, 2003
News Release 03-022


Deanna Tanner Okun, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission, announced today that Dennis Szymanski has been designated Deputy Chief Information Officer for Management.

Szymanski will oversee the day-to-day operations of the agency's information technology (IT) programs, including the agency's Office of Information Services and Office of Publishing. He will also assume responsibility for two ongoing high-profile IT projects -- the upgrade of the agency's electronic document information system and the replacement of the agency's local area network and related software.

Szymanski served in a variety of technology management positions at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over the last 20 years, most recently as Chief of Staff in the IRS Office of the Chief Information Officer. He held a wide range of IT responsibilities at the IRS, including program management for business system modernization, life cycle development, and IT planning and budget matters. While with the IRS, he served as the Director of Program Integration and Support in the IRS Business Systems Modernization Office, as Acting Director of the IRS Business Systems Requirements Office, as Deputy Director of the IRS Information Systems Services Division, as Program Manager with the IRS Associate Commissioner for Modernization, and as Acting Deputy Director of the IRS Acquisitions Management Division, as well as in several acquisition positions. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command.

Szymanski holds a Masters in Public Administration degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is an independent, bipartisan, factfinding federal agency that makes determinations concerning the impact of imports and their potential injury on domestic companies. The ITC staff includes experts who analyze virtually every commodity imported into the United States. The ITC provides data on international trade to the President, Congress, other federal agencies, and the public.