People on the Move

People on the Move


'Our whole relationship is in the process of evolving.'

'Melanie Leschnik, business services liaison for the Chief Information Officers Council, on the council's changing relationship with the Office of Management and Budget [Page 1]

'Today, I can freely walk the halls.'

'General Accounting Office CIO Tony Cicco, on the relative ease, compared with earlier upgrades, of GAO's current shift to Microsoft Windows 2000 [Page 1]

'We're the only business where, if we make a mistake, people really want to buy it.'

'Postal Service stamp designer Terrence W. McCaffrey [Page 21]

Kay Ely, associate administrator for acquisition implementation at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, is leaving to join the research and consulting firm Acquisition Solutions Inc. of Chantilly, Va.

Before joining OFPP, Ely was director of the Acquisition Resources Service at the Veterans Affairs Department, where she was responsible for acquisition policy, training and the implementation of acquisition reform initiatives.

Earlier in her federal career, she was a senior contracting officer with the IRS, once winning the Trail Boss of the Year award, given under a program for information technology program managers sponsored by the General Services Administration.

Ely also spent many years at the Defense Department. She'll start her new job late this month.

William E. Vajda has been named deputy director for information technology and infrastructure services at the National Security Agency. Vajda most recently worked at the IRS.

Brenton C. Greene is the new deputy manager of the National Communications System, assuming oversight in coordinating governmentwide activities in national security and emergency preparedness communications. Greene reports to Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege, NCS manager and director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.


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