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Col. Neal Fox

Recently retired Air Force Col. Neal Fox has been named assistant commissioner for commercial acquisition at the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service.

FSS commissioner Donna D. Bennett, announced Fox's appointment this month.

Fox was director of the Commercial Information Technology Product Area Directorate at Gunter Annex-Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Last year, the Council for Excellence in Government gave him its Business Solutions in the Public Interest Award for his work at Gunter.

James M. Gallagher has moved from the Justice Department to the Library of Congress, as its new director of information technology services.

Gallagher was deputy CIO at Justice before taking his new job, which was announced this month by Laura E. Campbell, associate librarian for strategic initiatives.

Gallagher joined Justice in 1980 and steadily moved up the management chain. As deputy CIO, he managed a staff of 350 employees as head of the Office of IRM.

The Defense Department's Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) has won the Excellence in Employment Award from the National Association for the Deaf. NAD announced the award this month at its annual conference in Washington.

CAP has since 1990 provided assistive technology for DOD and other federal employees with hearing, visual, dexterity and cognitive communication disabilities.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) recently received the Cyber Champion Award from the Business Software Alliance, a software and Internet industry group. Smith, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, was honored for his support of issues such as copyright protection, encryption use and cybersecurity.

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