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Col. Vic Jevsever will take over as acting executive director of the Air Force Standard Systems Group for Frank Weber, who is leaving to become wing director for operations systems support at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Weber took over as the executive director of SSG in August 2002. He confirmed at the recent Air Force IT Conference in Montgomery, Ala., that he will leave the post.

Also, Matthew Benavides has been named the group's new director of acquisition. He had been deputy director of Air Force acquisition for small businesses and based in Washington.

The General Services Administration has named Patricia Pierson to lead the Federal Supply Service's IT Acquisition Center.

Pierson is replacing Roy Chisholm, who plans to retire this fall after 47 years in the federal government.

Pierson has worked for the IT Acquisition Center since January, guiding a reorganization of services between FSS and the Federal Technology Service. Before coming to the center, Pierson was director of business support for FSS' Office of Enterprise Planning.

Chisholm joined GSA in 1961 as a contract specialist with the FSS Furniture Center and has led the IT Acquisition Center since 1995.

The IRS has named Richard Spires to head the tax agency's Business Systems Modernization. He will assume the post this month. Fred Forman, the current associate IRS commissioner for business systems modernization, will leave in November.

IRS CIO Todd Grams hired Spires, former president of Mantas Inc. of Fairfax, Va., in April as associate CIO for modernization management. He has been working with Forman on next month's delivery of the Integrated Financial System.

Forman has led the IRS modernization initiative since April 2002 under a limited contract. For nine months before that, Forman was executive program adviser to the modernization project. Before joining the IRS, he was executive vice president at American Management Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va., where he also had been chief technology officer.

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