The inauguration goes techie

The inauguration goes techie





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Whooping it up for a new president, the federal information technology industry held its own ball'dubbed the e-Government & Technology Inaugural Gala'on a snowy night in Washington Jan. 20.

Manny DeVera, above left, of the General Services Administration and Art Chankter of the Potomac Consortium were co-chairmen at the gala. They celebrated with Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Woodard and ACS Defense president Frank Cardile.

At top right, Sue Rochlin of Interior, Jeff Isaacs of the General Accounting Office and Debra Stouffer of Housing and Urban Development, left to right, share a toast.

Bob deLorenze, a member of the Bush-Cheney transition team, middle right, parties with Air Force Maj. Gen. Jim Soligan.

At bottom right, making a colorful appearance during the gala were, from left, Tara Watson, Miss Texas; Rashide Jolly, Miss District of Columbia; Sonia Amir, Miss Maryland; and Junnie Cross, Miss Delaware.

Joseph Hungate III of Treasury and Michelle Hungate, below, were among early arrivals.

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