DorobekInsider: New DOT CFO nominee… and a possible DOT CIO nominee

Tuesday - 7/7/2009, 1:59pm EDT

The Obama administration has nominated Christopher P. Bertram to be the Transportation Department’s chief financial officer, otherwise known by the wonderful title of Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs.

From the White House write-up:

Christopher P. Bertram, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation
Christopher P. Bertram is currently a professional staff member with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In that position, he has been responsible for legislation related to aviation, auto and highway safety, transportation security, railroads, and fuel efficiency standards for automobiles. Prior to joining the Commerce Committee, Bertram served as the Federal Aviation Administration’s Assistant Administrator for Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer. Bertram earned a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University.

Meanwhile, we are hearing that Nitin Harban may be nominated as the new DOT CIO. NOTE: This is not confirmed, but his name has been making its way in and around DOT. But it is important to stress that there is no official announcement from the White House… yet. I don’t know Harban — to be honest, I’m not sure I’m spelling his name correctly. I stand to be corrected. If you know him or have information about him, let me know.