Eliza McClenaghan has been appointed chief information officer at the State Department. She previously served as special assistant to the undersecretary for management and worked on management and information resources management issues and as a senior adviser to the acting CIO.
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Dean Mesterharm was named deputy commissioner for systems at the Social Security Administration, taking over the position that was vacated by Renato DiPentima, who retired last summer. Martin Baer, associate commissioner for telecommunications, will assume Mesterharm's duties as assistant deputy commissioner for systems but retain his current duties.
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Stephen Yohai was named the first chief information officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Yohai had been acting director of information resources management since Donald Demitros left HUD to head up IRM at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
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The General Services Administration named John Ely Trail Boss of the Year for his management of the $1 billion Treasury Information Processing Support Services procurement.
GSA gave special achievement awards to two other members of the TIPSS procurement team: deputy trail boss Donald E. Reniker and contracting officer Kay T. Watson. All three work for the Internal Revenue Service.