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The Defense Department has named Bradley M. Berkson as its new director for program analysis and evaluation.

Berkson will advise Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld on alternative weapon systems and force structures, the development and evaluation of program alternatives, and the cost effectiveness of Defense systems.

Berkson, who also serves as acting deputy undersecretary of Defense for logistics and materiel readiness, replaces Ken Krieg, who was recently sworn in as undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Krieg, formerly Defense's director for program analysis and evaluation, was confirmed to DOD's top acquisition post May 26. He replaces Michael Wynne, who received a recess appointment when the position first became vacant.

Berkson is the former president of NEW Customer Service Companies Inc. In 2003, Berkson joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense as director of studies and analysis for the senior executive council.

David M. Stone this month retired as assistant secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration.

Stone, a retired Navy rear admiral, took the assistant secretary job last July but has led TSA as acting administrator since December 2003.

Stone had said in April that he would leave in June. President Bush has nominated Edmund S. 'Kip' Hawley to replace him. Hawley is still awaiting Senate approval.

Lester Gray retired this month as deputy commissioner of the Federal Supply Service, which is disappearing as a separate entity as part of the General Services Administration's reorganization.

Gray had been with GSA for 34 years. 'He has been a powerful advocate for FSS on the numerous GSA Councils that plan for cross-cutting issues such as human capital development, competitive sourcing and prioritizing GSA IT investments,' retiring administrator Donna Bennett said in an e-mail to FSS employees.

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