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Ron Turner, Navy deputy CIO for infrastructure, systems and technology, will retire Jan. 3 after, by his estimate, 'roughly 29 years, 11 months, 21 days of service with the Department of the Navy and uniformed service.'

A member of the Senior Executive Service, Turner has played an important role in managing projects such as the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet. Before becoming deputy CIO, he was acting deputy director of the Navy's Information Network Program Office. He also held numerous posts at the Naval Air Systems Command, including acting director of information management.

From 1968 to 1971, he served in the Army as commander of a UH-1 helicopter and was decorated for his service in Vietnam, with honors including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star. He also has received honors for his IT work, including the Navy's Superior Civilian Service award in 1993.

George Wollner, the Labor Department's chief of technology measurements and strategic initiatives, and program manager of GovBenefits.gov portal, is retiring after 26 years with the department.

He is joining Fannie Mae as director of information systems.

Denis Gusty is replacing Wollner as GovBenefits program manager. Gusty, who's been with Labor for 15 years, most recently was project director with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mike Tiemann has left his job as the Energy Department's senior technical adviser and co-chairman of the CIO Council's Federal Enterprise Architecture working group. Tiemann retired after 30 years of federal service and joined AT&T Federal as an enterprise architect.

James Peery has been appointed Los Alamos National Laboratory's new deputy associate director for advanced simulation computing. Peery moved over from Sandia National Laboratories, where he headed the Computational Solid Mechanics and Structural Dynamics Department.

G. Scott Hubbard has taken over as director of NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. Hubbard, most recently the center's deputy director for research, assumed the job last month.

He replaced Henry 'Harry' McDonald, who left NASA to join the faculty at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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