Allen Church security and privacy representative in the General Services Administration's Strategic Information Technology Analysis Division last month became co-chairman of the Policy and Legal Working Group of the Government IT Services Board's Public Key Infrastructure Steering Committee. The interagency working group will look at the policy and legal aspects of government-wide electronic security and privacy.

Mary Good undersecretary for technology at the Commerce Department was awarded the Glenn T. Seaborg Medal by the University of California Los Angeles department of chemistry and biochemistry. Good was recognized for her distinguished career and service in academia industry and government.

Patrick Schambach information resources management chief at the Secret Service will become a deputy assistant director at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms' Science and IT Office effective Nov. 8. Ronald Thomsen Schambach's deputy will replace him at the Secret Service.

Army Col. William Russ has left his assignment as executive assistant to the director of command control communications and computers (C4) for the Joint Staff.

Russ will take over as deputy commanding general at the Information Systems Command/Director for C4 under the Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson Ga.

Col. Fred Stein who helped stitch together the Army 5th Signal Command networks serving Operation Joint Endeavor Forces in Bosnia Croatia and Hungary began serving as deputy director for C4 assessments and technology for the new J-6 Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Buchholz.

A team of six Interior Department employees last month received Vice President Al Gore's Hammer Award for developing the Electronic Library of Interior Policies (ELIPS).

ELIPS converts WordPerfect documents into fully linked and indexed Web versions revises and updates documents automatically and provides full-text search. The winners included Janet Bishop Mike Laughon Diana Manville and Bea Peterson from Interior's Office of the Secretary and Robert Byrne and Gerry Lebing from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Retired Adm. R.G. Guilbault was promoted last month to vice president of business development at Digital Equipment Corp.'s Federal Government Region. Guilbault previously served as the company's FGR director.

The Army Signal Command awarded a Purple Heart to Robert French a 65-year-old civilian employee wounded in the June bombing of an Army housing facility in Saudi Arabia. French a quality-control specialist with the 504th Signal Battalion was in Saudi Arabia to install a local-area network. He has worked for the Army for 40 years and began his tour with the 504th in 1988.

The Defense Information Systems Agency presented Thomas Stumm a travel clerk in its executive services division with its annual Outstanding Federal Employee With a Disability award. Stumm a DISA travel office employee since 1989 reviews all DISA travel vouchers before forwarding them to Bolling Air Force Base D.C. for computation and payment.

Chuck Wheeler a vice president at Federal Sources Inc. McLean Va. will work in the future as an independent consultant. He will continue his work with a number of Federal Sources clients.

Meanwhile Federal Sources named senior vice president Mort Labovitz to head a newly created Defense market research and consulting group. The new unit will track commercial product buys for C3I.

George Flynn director of GSA's Center for National Security Emergency Preparedness last week received the 1996 John J. Franke Professional Service Award from the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils.

Flynn won the award for excellent achievement in information resources management for his work in delivering telecommunications services to areas hit by disasters and emergencies. He was cited for his work during the Oklahoma City bombing the Northridge Calif. earthquake hurricanes Marilyn and Andrew and other natural disasters.


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