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'The one thing we know is that there is more work than workers, so no one will lose their job.'

'Treasury CIO James Flyzik, pointing out that Treasury has retrained and retained workers who lost their jobs to outsourcing [Page 12]

'This is a low-cost, minimum-spec town, and GovNet doesn't fit that profile.'

'James F.X. Payne of Qwest Communications International Inc., predicting agency resistance to paying more for a secure network [Page 9]

'Agencies may not have thought too much about how certain projects involve security, but if they don't, they will not get funded.'

'OMB's Mark Forman, on the importance of including a public-key infrastructure in agency initiatives [Page 8]

Mike McDuffie

Frank A. Perry, technical director for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, will join the Veterans Affairs Department as chief technology officer, a new position.

Perry will provide advice and assistance to the deputy CIO and CIO on the integration and migration of information and technology from VA's existing IT environment to the new One VA enterprise architecture infrastructure, a VA spokesman said.

At SPAWAR, Perry worked on the integration of programs such as the Tactical Data Links, Global Command and Control System and the Global Combat Support System.

Before joining the federal government at the Defense Information Systems Agency in May 1995, he worked as the vice president and director of engineering at Global Associates Ltd.

Jo Anne B. Barnhart was sworn in last month as the new commissioner of the Social Security Administration.

The Senate confirmed her nomination Nov. 2.

Barnhart served more than four years as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board, an independent body created to advise Congress on Social Security issues and policies.

She is the 14th commissioner of Social Security. Her term will expire in 2007.

Donald Carey Williams has been named regional administrator for the General Services Administration's National Capital Region.

GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry announced the selection last week.

The National Capital Region, based in Washington, has an annual operating budget estimated at $1.9 billion and a real estate portfolio that includes 171 government-owned buildings and leased space in 430 commercial buildings.

Williams most recently was director of the General Services Department for Virginia, the state equivalent of GSA.

Recently retired Army Gen. Mike McDuffie has taken a job as vice president of federal programs for the government markets unit of Global Crossing Ltd. of Bermuda.

McDuffie, a 32-year Army veteran, was until October the director of logistics for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

David Saleeba has been named director of NASA's new Office of Security Management and Safeguards, overseeing the agency's physical and IT security. Saleeba will work from NASA's headquarters in Washington.


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