Robert Neal, head of the General Services Administration's Minority Enterprise Development Office, has been named director of the Defense Department's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Before joining GSA, Neal served as the associate deputy administrator for government contracting and minority enterprise development with the Small Business Administration. A DOD spokeswoman said Neal's appointment is under review by the White House, and it is not certain when he will start.
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Marvin Langston, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, last week accepted the GSA Interagency Committee on IRM (IAC/IRM) award for IRM Executive of the Year. A statement from IAC/IRM said the group presented the award to Langston in recognition of his "decades of dedication and efforts to move the Department of the Navy into the information age."
Fifteen other federal employees took home IAC/IRM awards. Winners for acquisition innovation were Teresa Sorrenti (GSA), Christine Condon (Defense Department), Robert Bubniak (State Department), and Jeff Webb, Tom Krenik and Doug Netherton (Defense Contract Management District International). The following employees were recognized for technology excellence: Kenneth Paull (National Cancer Institute), Kevin Golladay (Department of Health and Human Services), Julie Jones (Justice Department), N. Anthony Calhoun (Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.), Fynnette Eaton (National Archives and Records Administration), Ernie Mercier (Customs Service), Carl Vesper (U.S. Information Agency), Paul Mason (Defense Investigative Service) and Gregory Jackson (National Weather Service).