THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWIN A. LEVINE AS ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Edwin
A. Levine to serve as Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Levine was nominated to the Senate on December 14, 2000. This position is vital for guiding agency information management, policy, and technology.
Edwin A. Levine of Tallahassee, Florida has been serving as Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Environmental Information at EPA since April 2000. Prior to his duties with EPA, Mr. Levine served in a series of IT (information technology) positions in the executive and legislative branches of several state governments as well as in the private sector. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Levine served as the Regional Director for the EDS (Electronic Data Systems) Corporation where he was responsible for the coordination, development, and communication of EDS' positions on legislative policy in seven western states. Mr. Levine also served as Senior Policy Coordinator in the Office of Financial Management in the state of Washington. In this capacity, Mr. Levine was responsible for the development of information technology policy, strategic planning, and budgeting processes used by the executive branch agencies. Mr. Levine served as Vice-Chair for the National Conference of State Legislatures Committee on Access to Information. In addition, Mr. Levine received the Charles McCarthy Award for Leadership in Information Services.
Mr. Levine received his B.S. and an M.S. in Political Science from Florida State University.
The Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer at the EPA has direct responsibility for the Office of Environmental Information, which provides supervision and direction in the implementation of EPA's information programs. The purpose of this position is to develop information and data planning to support the business needs of the EPA and manage the strategic information planning and investment processes of the EPA. This will advance the creation, management, and use of information as a strategic resource to develop the EPA's information and data plan system.