Richard Metrey of the Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, recently received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award. The award recognized Metrey for his work on interactive computer simulation and analysis, radar cross sections and infrared signatures. In addition, Metrey worked on facility development projects, including the South East Alaska submarine acous-tic trials project.

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Henry Frey was named director of the National Oceanographic Data Center, part of the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The facility is the repository and dissemination center for physical, chemical and biological oceanographic data collected from around the world.

Frey was most recently deputy director of the Office of Oceanic Research Programs. He replaces Bruce Douglas, who retired a year ago.

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John Harmon this month took on the job of assistant comptroller general for information management and communications at the General Accounting Office.

Harmon is filling the position left vacant by Kevin Boland's July 3 retirement. Harmon had served as deputy to Boland since January and worked previously as GAO's director for food and agriculture issues and as project director for mission support.

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CACI International Inc. appointed Mark Gatanas as vice president, defense systems and integrated services. Gatanas joined CACI after 10 years with Electronic Data Systems Corp., most recently as operations manager for the EDS Defense Enterprise Integration Services (DEIS) contract. At CACI, Gatanas' responsibilities include the company's $30 million subcontract from BDM International Inc. on that company's DEIS contract.

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Stephen Penyak has been appointed a vice president at Business Applications Solutions Co., part of Computer Data Systems Inc., Rockville, Md. Penyak, a former Andersen Consulting project manager for several large government systems integration projects, will be responsible for production services activities on the Direct Student Loan contract with the Education Department.


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