Second look. Army officials said they plan to take a second look at the Wholesale Logistics Modernization Program and Global Combat Support System contracts early next year.

'We need to look at the influence of enterprise resource planning on GCSS' and how it can help the two programs, said T. Kevin Carroll, program executive officer for Standard Army Management Information Systems at Fort Belvoir, Va. STAMIS manages the Army's version of GCSS.

Gen. Eric Shinseki, Army chief of staff, recently named the Army Materiel Command the lead service organization for logistics from the end-user to the depot level, Carroll said.

E-deal. Defense Information Systems Agency officials electronically awarded 11 Information Assurance/Information Technology Capabilities contracts in July, according to a consultant who worked on the procurement [GCN, Aug. 7, Page 3].

'It was 100 percent electronic with adequate security' from the request for proposals to bid acceptance and bidder notification, said Chip Mather, senior vice president of Acquisition Solutions Inc. of Chantilly, Va.

Acquisition chief. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, National Security Agency director, appointed Harry D. Gatanas as NSA's senior acquisition executive, the agency announced recently.

Gatanas is a retired Army major general who was the service's key staff weapons systems acquisition officer in 1996. He will help oversee the acquisition process for Project Groundbreaker, NSA's multibillion-dollar desktop outsourcing procurement. He will report directly to Hayden.

Musical chairs. Marine Corps officials have shuffled directors of their four chief information office divisions.

Col. Kenny Inman last month took over as commanding officer at the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group in Camp Lejeune, N.C., said Col. Robert C. Dodt, executive assistant to Brig. Gen. Robert M. Shea, the Corps' chief information officer.

Inman had been division head for plans and policy for Marine Corps command, control, communications and computers for a year.

Lt. Col. Rob Baker is the new Plans and Policy Division head, while Col. George Allen has become the Systems Integration Division head. Col. Jeff Hemler, former Systems Integration Division chief, is the new head of the Resources Division; the job became vacant when Col. Kevin McHale retired [GCN, Aug. 21, Page 61].

'Bill Murray

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