Havekost has been a career civil servant at HHS for 29 years. He became the agency's CIO and deputy assistant secretary in April 2004. He led the Grants.gov e-government initiative from 2002 through 2004. At the IAEA, Havekost will serve as the director of the organization's information technology division in its Office of Management. He and his family will relocate to Austria in mid-June.