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David Freeland, former deputy commissioner for management information systems at the Texas Human Services Department, has reported to his new job as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's chief information officer.

Pedro Cadenas was named associate deputy assistant secretary for cyber- and information security at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Asa Hutchinson, the first undersecretary of Border and Transportation Security at the Homeland Security Department, is joining Venable. He will serve as chairman of the firm's homeland security practice.

Stewart Verdery, assistant secretary for border and transportation security policy at DHS, is departing to join Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, a government affairs firm in Washington, D.C.

Sean O'Keefe, former administrator of NASA and the new chancellor of Louisiana State University, has joined the board of directors at the Partnership for Public Service.

Gerald Gates, who helped establish the Census Bureau's data protection and privacy policy, was named the agency's first chief privacy officer.

Rick Turner left GTSI to form Rick Turner Consulting, which serves the intelligence community, NASA and other agencies.

Capt. Sheila McCoy has retired after 30 years in the Navy. Her last position was director of information assurance and privacy team leader in the CIO's office.

Moira Whelan, communications director for the Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee, has joined Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as director of communications and outreach.

Michael Oliphant was named chief technology officer at DefenseWeb Technologies.

David Heinemann has joined Input's executive management team as senior vice president for corporate development.

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