People on the Move

People on the Move

SAY WHAT?

'You're doing just as good as everybody else, but everybody else stinks.'


'Fred Rica, a security expert with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on the quality of security in federal systems [Page 26]


'Bottom line, it's still better to shut it off every night.'


'Craig Hershberg, a product manager for the Energy Star program, on whether it's better to leave computers on or off at the end of the workday [Page 35]


'There's a big disconnect between the vendor thinking we want open systems and those of us out here saying we don't.'


'Linda Burek, Justice Department deputy CIO [Page 15]


Paul Brubaker

Barbara B. Tillett, a driving force in the development of the Library of Congress' Integrated Library System, received the Arthur S. Flemming Award earlier this summer.

In 1995, Tillett chaired the library's Shelflist Task Group, which recommended ILS. As ILS program director, she assembled 76 teams to tackle the conversion of the library's stovepipe legacy systems to ILS.

The new system provides integrated support for core functions ranging from acquisitions to providing the library's online catalog of more than 12.5 million titles.

In 1999, she received the Distinguished Service Award, the library's highest honor, and has four times received its Meritorious Service Award.

The Washington Downtown Jaycees have given the Flemming Award since 1948 to recognize exceptional federal employees.

Navy Capt. Michael G. Lilienthal last week assumed directorship of the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, taking over from Army Col. William Forrest Crain, who retired. Crain had been director since March of last year.

Lilienthal had worked at the simulation office from 1992 to 1994.

Most recently, he worked in the Total Force Programming, Manpower and Information Resources, Acquisition Branch of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

As the branch's deputy, he was responsible for analyzing the human-systems integration of all aviation acquisition programs.

Crain joined the simulation office as deputy director in May 1999.

His retirement culminates a 26-year Army career.

Former Defense deputy chief information officer Paul Brubaker has been elected chairman of the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology.

Brubaker, who left the Defense Department in March, is president of global electronic government services for Commerce One Inc. of Pleasanton, Calif.

He works in the company's Virginia office. CIT is a nonprofit organization in Herndon, Va.

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert J. Spane, former chairman of Vanguard Airlines Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., has been named to the board of directors of Sigaba Corp. of San Mateo, Calif., a secure messaging company.

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