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MARTY WAGNER, the General Services Administration's long-time career employee policy lead, has decided to retire from the federal government.

Wagner, known for his dry wit and candid observations, has spent 31 years with the government, including the last 16 with GSA. His last day will be Jan. 31.
'It is time for me to do something different,' he said in the e-mail. 'I will figure out where and ... what after I retire.'

Wagner was named deputy commissioner of the new Federal Acquisition Service in October after being acting commissioner since November 2005. Before moving to FAS, he had been associate administrator since 1995 in the Office of Governmentwide Policy.

Emily Murphy, GSA's chief acquisition officer, has announced she is heading to the private sector, at law firm Miller and Chevalier LLP of Washington. She will work with former Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator Angela Styles in the government contracts practice.

Sources said Murphy's last day will be around Jan. 31. George Barclay will be acting chief acquisition officer. He has been on detail to Murphy's office.
Murphy joined GSA in February 2005.

The Treasury Department has named Edward Roback as acting CIO, along with his current position of associate CIO for cybersecurity. He steps in for Ira Hobbs, who retired Jan. 3. He had been CIO since June 2004.

Roback came to Treasury as its first associate CIO for cybersecurity in June 2005 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he had been chief of the computer security division since 1999.

Stephen Galvan, deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration, has decided to return to the private sector.

Galvan started 3 1/2 years ago as an OMB e-government portfolio manager before becoming SBA's CIO, chief operating officer, chief of staff and finally deputy administrator.

His last day will be March 2.

Galvan said he is unsure what he will do next, but he wants to return to the private sector, where he spent 20 years, including time with four different Fortune 500 companies.


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