People on the Move

Nancy Kichak

Office of Personnel Management director Linda Springer has filled five vacancies within the agency, including chief of staff and executive director.

Springer named Tricia Hollis as chief of staff and director of external affairs, Robert Batson III as executive director and senior counselor, Susan Bryant as director of OPM's Office of Communications and Public Liaison, Susan Marshall as director of the agency's Congressional Relations Office and Nancy Kichak as associate director for strategic human resources policy.

Hollis, who joined OPM early last year as special assistant to the agency's deputy director, had served as acting chief of staff.

Batson joins OPM after a stint as counselor to the controller at the Office of Management and Budget, where he provided guidance on federal financial management and reporting issues.

Marshall worked at the General Services Administration as senior policy adviser to GSA's Office of Performance and Improvement. She has also served as a staff member on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

The Defense Information Systems Agency has appointed Denny Beaugureau as its special assistant for transformation to the director of testing.

Beaugureau, former deputy to the commander of the Joint Interoperability Test Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., was appointed to 'help transform DISA's testing directorate into the joint net-centric systems tester of choice,' according to an agency release.

He will report to Steven Hutchison, DISA's director of testing.

'We're transforming the way we test information systems for the Defense Department. We're going to use Denny's knowledge and experiences to help achieve our goal of being the department's premier testing organization for net-centric systems,' Hutchison said.

Beaugureau holds a master's degree in management information systems. He is also a graduate of Harvard University's Delivering Information Services course.

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