John Ortego former director of the General Services Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (Fedsim) has been designated acting deputy director of GSA's Information Technology Integration Division.

As part of his new duties Ortego received an "interim special assignment" to act as director of the Federal Computer Acquisition Center.

Ortego will remain in the Washington D.C. area. Bobby McKenzie Ortego's former deputy at Fedsim will act as director of that organization.

Abby Pirnie on detail to GSA's Federal Telecommunications Service was named the organization's acting assistant commissioner for strategic planning and business development.

The job combines two posts left vacant late last year following the retirement of Peggy Neustadt former assistant commissioner for customer service and the transfer of Claudia Bennett former assistant commissioner for strategic and program planning.

Leonard Baptiste Jr. has left the General Accounting Office to run the new Office of System Standards and Evaluation at the Internal Revenue Service.

As senior assistant director with GAO's Accounting and Information Management Division Baptiste directed studies critical of Tax Systems Modernization which led to the program's budget being cut.

The Defense Department named Patricia A. Sanders director for test systems engineering and evaluation for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.

Sanders former deputy director for test facilities and resources at the office will provide technical advice and staff support to the Secretary of Defense and the Principal Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.

Hal Niebel director of the Office of Major Federal Information Processing Acquisition at the State Department retired earlier this month. A permanent successor has not been named.

Government Technology Services Inc. this month announced four new appointments. Arthur Lambert will serve as vice president of field sales Charles Hasper was named vice president/controller Kevin Adams accepted the job of director for civilian programs and Bradley Mack was appointed director for DOD programs.

Astronaut Michael "Rich" Clifford a three-time shuttle veteran left NASA to join Boeing Co. as flight operations manager for the International Space Station Program.

Clifford will be responsible for space station operations in conjunction with NASA's Mission Control Center and Flight Crew Operations Directorate. He will develop operational concepts for mission support and flight procedures.

The U.S. Postal Service appointed Karla Wolfe Corcoran its new inspector general. Corcoran most recently served as an assistant auditor general for the Air Force Audit Agency. She is the first independent IG appointed by USPS. Previously the chief postal inspector performed the function of the IG.

Digital Equipment Corp. this month named James White vice president of civilian accounts. White who created Digital's first federal government program office in 1985 will manage the company's accounts with NASA the U.S. Postal Service the Department of Veterans Affairs and other civilian agencies.

Federal Sources Inc. this month named senior vice president Mort Labovitz head of its newly formed Defense Group.

Labovitz is the former director of procurement and contracts and the senior procurement executive on the executive board of the Defense Mapping Agency.

Anthony Durante former deputy director of the Air Force's Tactical Information Processing and Interpretation Information Warfare Directorate this month joined the senior professional staff at Sterling Software Inc.'s Information Technology Division.

The Electronic Industries Association appointed Donna Siss Gleason former president of the Gleason and Associates consulting firm staff vice president for government relations.

Retired Army Gen. Teddy Allen former director of the Defense Security Assistance Agency was elected to the board of directors of Miltope Group Inc. last month.

Robert J. Frankenberg has been elected to the board of directors of Secure Computing Corp. effective immediately. From 1994 through August 1996 Frankenberg served as chairman and chief executive officer of Novell Inc. Before that he spent 25 years with Hewlett-Packard Co.

Lucent Technologies Inc. last week named James R. O'Neill president of its Government Solutions unit. O'Neill was vice president and general manager of Digital Equipment Corp.'s Federal Government Region.


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