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President Bush plans to nominate Phillip Bond as undersecretary of Commerce for technology, according to a White House press release issued this month.

Bond has worked in both the public and private sectors in information technology. He is director of federal public policy for Hewlett-Packard Co. and a former senior vice president for government affairs and treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council.

As undersecretary of technology, Bond would oversee Commerce's Office of Technology Policy, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and National Technical Information Service, and he would serve on four committees of the president's National Science and Technology Council.

Andrea T. Norris last month left her job as NASA's deputy chief information officer for management to become director of the National Science Foundation's Information Systems Division.

Robert P. Bubniak
Robert P. Bubniak
At the space agency, Norris worked on the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA and was the agency's year 2000 project manager, among other duties. She officially left NASA June 18.

Robert P. Bubniak, associate deputy assistant secretary for telecommunications at the Veterans Affairs Department, will retire July 31 after 17 years with the government.

At VA, he was instrumental in establishing communications among the department's bureaus and making a timely transition from FTS 2000 to FTS 2001 contracts for long-haul telecommunications services.

Before joining VA in 1998, he worked at the State Department as chief of telecommunications, wireless and data services.

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