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Charlie Self

Charlie Self, often credited with bringing the concept of seat management to government, is retiring after 34 years of government service. Self, the deputy commissioner for the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service, will leave July 31.

Self has worked at GSA since 1985 and has been the deputy commissioner for three years. He plans to take some time off before looking for part-time work in the private sector.

The FBI has appointed executive assistant director W. Wilson Lowery to the job of acting CIO while the bureau conducts a nationwide search to replace CIO Darwin A. John, who is retiring.

John, who became CIO last July, retired Friday and will provide consulting services to the bureau one week a month.

Joiwind Ronen next month will become executive director of the Industry Advisory Council and the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils.

Ronen, managing director for consulting services at Touchstone Consulting Group Inc. in Washington, will replace Alan Balutis, who resigned in January.

Since Balutis' departure, Vivian Ronen'no relation to Joiwind'has been serving as acting director.

Army Lt. Gen. Joseph K. Kellogg plans to step down later this year from his post as the director of command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Kellogg said at a trade show this month in Washington that he would leave for a job in the defense IT industry.

Richard G. 'Ric' Davis has been appointed director of the Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services at the Government Printing Office.

Larry Biggio has taken over as Wyoming's CIO, replacing Bill Campbell.

John Thomas Flynn, a consultant and a former CIO of California and Massachusetts, has joined ICG Government of Reston, Va.


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