Comings and goings

Kay Coles James, former director of the Office of Personnel Management, has joined the J.C. Watts Companies as a senior partner. She will lead business activities in health policy initiatives, corporate workforce management, diversity strategy, crisis management and mitigation, employee benefits, workforce training, education, and government relations.

Ken Buck, former director of share-in-savings contracting at the General Services Administration, has moved to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a special assistant to John Dyer, CMS’ chief operating officer.

Ed Meagher is now deputy chief information officer at the Interior Department.

Duane Andrews, executive vice president and COO of Science Applications International Corp., will retire in April.

Retired Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege Jr., former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has become chairman of the new Deloitte Center for Network Innovation at Deloitte & Touche.

President Bush plans to nominate Ralph Basham, director and 29-year veteran of the Secret Service, to serve as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

John Gauss, former CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named president and COO of FGM, a technology company based in Reston, Va.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency named Tina Burnette to be the deputy director in charge of procurements related to relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Sandra Bates, former commissioner of GSA’s Federal Technology Service, has joined the Government Advisory Board at Ciena, a network technology company.

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