Weber will take over at SSG

Weber will take over at SSG

The Air Force Standard Systems Group gets a new boss starting Monday, when Frank E. Weber takes over from Robert Frye, who is retiring.

Weber joins SSG following a decade at the Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. A member of the Senior Executive Service, Weber has held many positions in his 27-year federal career, including several management stints at the Army. He is currently Transcom's deputy director for logistics and operations.

Unlike other military software organizations, SSG still has many uniformed coders. Weber said he will work toward maintaining the right balance between Air Force and contractor workers. At Transcom, he said, contractor coders outnumbered uniformed coders.

'But this is a different kind of organization, so it's comparing apples and oranges. The core competency of SSG is software development,' Weber said.

From his days at Transcom, Weber said, he is most proud of the working relationships the command established with commercial air transport companies and of the operational successes during military conflicts. He said that without an IT background, going to SSG, a pure IT agency, is 'daunting but exciting.'

Weber quipped, 'I've got a learning curve, but maybe the staff has a bigger one.'

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