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Nuala O'Connor Kelly

Robert C. Bonner

Jill Phillips

Nuala O'Connor Kelly stepped down last month as chief privacy officer for the Homeland Security Department to accept a position as head of privacy issues for General Electric Co. of Fairfield, Conn.

She had held the post since April 2003. The department named Maureen Cooney, Kelly's chief of staff, as acting chief privacy officer.
Robert C. Bonner, commissioner of the Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection agency, has announced he will retire at a date to be agreed upon with Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff.

Bonner has been CBP commissioner since March 1, 2003.

His tenure was marked by the establishment of the National Targeting Center, designed to pinpoint risky air cargo and travelers.

He also oversaw the progress of CBP's Automated Commercial Environment program, a massive effort the agency is carrying out with prime contractor IBM Corp. to modernize customs collection and processing.
Retired Army Col. Jill Phillips, who helped transform the delivery and efficiency of electronic health information at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, has won the Council for Excellence in Governance's Public Service Excellence award.

The award is given annually to senior council fellows who improve health, education and the value of public service.

The Washington, D.C.-based council also honored John Chambliss, a chief network operations manager at the IRS, for saving the agency more than $2 million through an enterprisewide control and management client to its network infrastructure.

Michael Janosov, who led a counterintelligence program in Iraq and helped the country host democratic elections earlier this year, received the Council's Leadership in Action award.


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