Two General Services Administration information technology veterans are expanding their influence in the international arena. G. Martin Wagner associate administrator at GSA's Office of Governmentwide Policy and Frank McDonough deputy associate administrator for intergovernmental solutions have been assigned as the United States' points of contact to the G7 Government On Line (GOL) project.

The project is an effort by the G7 countries (United States England Canada France Germany Italy and Japan) to facilitate the exchange of electronic information to each other and to citizens and industry. Wagner and McDonough will serve as liaisons between GOL program officials in this country and their counterparts in other countries.Judy Douglas director of GSA's IT Professional Development Division was appointed the agency's central office representative to the Southeast Region Executive Advisory Committee (EAC) on IT. The EAC is an interagency group of senior officials responsible for IT management at regional locations although its influence often extends to nationwide programs as well. The group meets semi-annually usually in Atlanta.Government Micro Resources Inc. has elected Royce Goble chief operating officer of GMR Technologies International a GMR subsidiary focusing on Year 2000 date field conversion services. Goble was formerly head of GMR's Technical Operations Division. Prior to his industry experience Goble had a 22-year career with the Army in information systems software engineering and communications.The president last week nominated Maj. Gen. Douglas D. Buchholz for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as director for command control communications and computers J-6. Buchholz has served as the commanding general Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon and commandant Army Signal School Fort Gordon Ga.Harvey M. Donaldson an engineer and manager of decision support systems in the U.S. Postal Service's Engineering Group has taken a post as interim director of Georgia Tech's Logistics Institute. Donaldson will manage the institute's professional education programs and serve as liaison with its Leaders in Logistics sponsors a consortium of corporations and government agencies in the transportation and delivery industry.

He also will coordinate several research projects directly related to postal distribution and material handling issues.GSA's Federal Telecommunications Service has two new IRM professionals. Sallie McDonald formerly the director of marketing at GSA's national capital region local service office moved into FTS last month to serve as executive assistant to FTS deputy commissioner John Okay.

Abby Pirnie director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Cooperative Environmental Management will perform a one-year detail at FTS. She will help the organization set up a business development strategy for marketing telecommunications services to federal agencies.


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