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Retired Lt. Gen. Joseph K. Kellogg

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Joseph K. Kellogg has joined Oracle Corp. as its senior vice president of homeland security.

Kellogg, the former director of command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired from the Army July 7.

He began his military career in 1967 and served battlefield tours in Vietnam and during the first Gulf War. After working his way up the IT ranks, Kellogg became the Joint Chiefs C4 director in October 2000.

President Bush has nominated Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Robert Shea, deputy commander of U.S. Forces Japan, to replace Kellogg.

The General Services Administration has promoted Casey Coleman to deputy associate administrator for citizen services.

Coleman joined GSA in July of last year as chief technology officer of the then new Citizen Services Office. Her chief focus as CTO has been the FirstGov portal and GSA's public information arm, USA Service.

She will continue to handle CTO duties while adding oversight of GSA's National Contact Center and consumer publications.

Greg Rothwell, a longtime IRS employee credited with revamping some of its procurement processes, is the new procurement chief of the Homeland Security Department.

Before his latest appointment, Rothwell, a member of the Senior Executive Service, was deputy chief of agencywide services at the IRS.

Rothwell worked to introduce innovative procurement processes at the IRS, said Steve Kelman, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

For example, Rothwell and Jim Williams, an IRS official now on detail to DHS to direct the U.S. Visitor and Immigration Status Indication Technology system, developed the use of blanket purchasing agreements at the IRS.

In the mid-1990s, Rothwell also worked to reverse a federal policy that barred procurement officials from communicating with vendors after they had started the procurement process. 'Greg turned that around and started a policy of full-and-open communication at IRS,' Kelman said.

Eli Walker, former associate deputy administrator of public health and science at the Food Safety and Inspection Service, has joined Orkand Corp. of Falls Church, Va. He will direct IT efforts for Orkand's natural resources markets group.

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