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Michael B. Donley

The Office of the Secretary of Defense has named Michael B. Donley to be director of administration and management.

With more than 26 years of experience in the national security arena, including service in the Senate, White House and the Pentagon, Donley becomes the principal staff assistant to De- fense secretary Donald Rumsfeld for DOD organizational and management planning.

John G. Grimes, vice president of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems of Washington, D.C., and retired Defense command and control deputy assistant secretary, is rumored to be the next CIO for the Defense Department.

A spokeswoman at Raytheon declined to confirm the speculation, and at press time the White House had not announced a nomination.

William Jeffrey, whose career has focused on defense and national security issues, is in line to be the next director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Bush announced recently that he would nominate Jeffrey for the job.

For the past three years, Jeffrey has been senior director for homeland and national security and assistant director for space and aeronautics in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.

Prior to that, he was deputy director of the Advanced Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Office Agency. He also served as assistant deputy director for technology in the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office.

As John Gilligan wraps up a 24-year government career, he's taking with him the 2005 John J. Franke Award. The American Council for Technology made the presentation at last month's 2005 Management of Change Conference in Philadelphia.

Gilligan, who joined the government in 1981, has been the Air Force's CIO since 2001. He also worked as the Energy Department's CIO before coming to the Air Force.

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