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David Bolka, a scientist, technology manager and Navy veteran, is the first director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Congress created HSARPA in the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to function as the external research funding arm of the Homeland Security Department.

Bolka worked for Lucent Technologies as a vice president and before that for AT&T Corp.'s Bell Laboratories and the Naval Sea Systems Command. He retired from the Navy in 1986 after a 26-year career with the service.

Frank Perry retired this month as the Veterans Affairs Department's chief technology officer. Perry led the development of the One-VA enterprise architecture effort and spearheaded consolidation of functions, data and processes. He had held the CTO position since December 2001.

Cita Furlani, who had been acting CIO of the National Institute of Standards and Technology since November 2002, is no longer 'acting.' NIST director Arden Bement Jr. named Furlani CIO this month.

Before being named acting CIO, Furlani served on detail from NIST as the director of the National Coordination Office for Information Technology R&D, which reports to the White House. She has held several other technology management positions at NIST.

Brig. Gen. Bradley Butler became the Air Force's deputy CIO last week, reporting to CIO John Gilligan.

Butler has been stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., for the last four years, serving as assistant program manager for the command and control constellation, and deputy commander for command, control, computers, communications and intelligence enterprise integration.

Corey Rindner's stay at the Office of Personnel Management lasted less than two months. He became the State Department's procurement executive in early August. Rindner came to OPM to work on procurement policy and manage the federal personnel issues in the agency's public-private competition process in June after working as the Treasury Department's procurement executive.

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