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John Osterholz, the Defense Department's director of architectures and operability, will retire next month.

Known for his initiatives to fuse information and for spearheading the Quantum Leap experiment last summer, Osterholz will go to work for BAE Systems North America of Rockville, Md.

He has spent nearly 35 years in the federal government, both in and out of uniform. Recently, Osterholz decided to fold DOD's business systems modernization effort into the overarching Global Information Grid.

Jim Dolezal, who retired in December as director of telecommunications for the Interior Department, has joined Suss Consulting Inc. of Jenkintown, Pa.

Also joining the company is retired Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch, whose last assignment was as director of communications operations for the Air Force.

Florida CIO Kim Bahrami will step down Friday to work in the private sector. Bahrami has been CIO since July 2002. The governor's office had not named a replacement at press time.

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John L. Barry has joined SAP America Inc. of Newtown Square, Pa. He will lead the company's global defense and security initiative.

Barry served more than 30 years in the Air Force, including a stint as executive director of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and director of plans and programs for the Air Force Materiel Command's headquarters. He also was a White House fellow at NASA and was military assistant to the secretary of Defense during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Scott Fry has joined Alion Science and Technology of McLean, Va., as senior strategist for Defense Department programs. Fry spent 32 years in the Navy, including a tour as commander of the 6th Fleet.

Jim Devine, who spent 36 years at the National Security Agency, has been hired as executive vice president and general manager of Essex Corp. of Columbia, Md., a maker of signal and image processing technologies.

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