President Clinton nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Ronald Kadish for promotion to lieutenant general, with assignment as commander, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Kadish currently serves as program director for the C-17 systems program executive office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Wheat International Communications Corp., a small telecom professional services company in Vienna, Va., has beefed up its roster with some heavy hitters from the federal sector. In January the company brought on board William Cunnane, the former second-in-command at the General Services Administration's FTS 2000 program office. Last month the company announced Adm. Richard Macke, who retired this month as the Navy's Pacific Forces commander in chief, would join the company as vice president for Pacific Rim operations.

A Wheat spokesman said Macke will manage the company's regional support for commercial communications systems from the West Coast "all the way to Japan."

Macke previously served as director of command, control, communications and computers in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the spokesman said. Before that, he served as director of the Naval Space Command, he said.

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The Professional Services Council named C.G. Appleby vice president and general counsel for Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. and Barry Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Vitro Corp., as vice chairman.

The council re-elected Ed Bersoff, president and CEO of BTG Inc., as its chairman.

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The Information Technology Industry Council elected Carol Cameron Darr as vice president of government affairs. Darr joins ITI from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she helped formulate international telecommunications policy.

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The Electronic Industries Association elected Jim Hardy, of Hughes Aircraft Co., as chairman of its Government Division Air Traffic Control Committee. Hardy, who started his 35-year air traffic control career in the Marine Corps, is director of air traffic control systems for Hughes.

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Booz-Allen appointed Vice Adm. (Ret.) J.M. McConnell, formerly director of the National Security Agency, a vice president. McConnell, who headed the NSA from 1992 to 1996, will support Booz-Allen's growing business in the area of information security and information assurance.

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GTE named Irving Zaks vice president and general manager of the Information Systems Division of GTE Government Systems. Zaks most recently served as vice president and general manager of the Information Processing and Security Systems business unit, which is part of the command, control and communications systems organization.

GTE also appointed Richard F. Umlah vice president of the Network Systems Division, a part of GTE Government Systems. Umlah recently served as director of finance of the Information System Division of GTE Government Systems.


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