People on the Move

People on the Move


'No man, woman or child should ever lose their life because public-safety officials can't talk to one another.'

'Julio 'Rick' Murphy, program manager for the Treasury Department's Public Safety Wireless Network, on the importance of communications standards that cover the federal, state and local levels [Page 26]

'The Defense Department needs to do more things like NMCI, which is a bold-stroke effort.'

'Paul Brubaker, former Defense deputy CIO [Page 10]

'At VA, we need to have the same kind of responsive telecommunications services because people's lives depend on it.'

'Robert P. Bubniak, who recently departed the Veterans Affairs Department, comparing VA communications to those of the Army Signal Corps [Page 54]

James R. Clapper has been named director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the first civilian to hold the post. He replaces Army Lt. Gen. James C. King, who will retire later this year.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and CIA director George J. Tenet announced Clapper's appointment last week. He will take over Sept. 13.

Clapper previously worked as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, a position he left in 1995. He has also been executive vice president of redenburg Co. of Reston, Va., and Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va.

NIMA, which was formed in 1996 when the Defense Department and the CIA merged their mapping organizations, collects imagery to support national security efforts.

Patricia A. Morrissey will take over Aug. 27 as commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities in the Health and Human Services Department.

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson appointed Morrissey, a senior associate with Booz, Allen, to the post earlier this month.

Morrissey has worked for both the Senate and House and for President Ronald Reagan during her 26 years in the Washington area.

In 1999, while working in the Senate, she helped then-Wisconsin Gov. Thompson's office during the development and passage of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act.

John P. Stenbit was sworn in this month as the assistant secretary of Defense for command, control, communications and intelligence and Defense chief information officer.

Stenbit's nomination earlier this year to the post [GCN, June 18, Page 47] required the approval of the Senate, which confirmed his appointment Aug. 3.

He replaces Arthur L. Money, who left the job in April. Linton Wells II, principal deputy secretary of Defense for 3CI, served as acting CIO during the interim.

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