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Frank Lalley associate deputy assistant secretary for telecommunications at the Department of Veterans Affairs was appointed last week chairman of the Interagency Management Council. Lalley replaced former chairman Dave Bittenbender chief of telecommunications at the Justice Department who stepped down after a year in the job. Among other tasks IMC members advise the General Services Administration on how best to meet agencies' telecom needs.

Arnold Jackson associate director for information technology at the Census Bureau left earlier this month to take a position with Arthur Andersen. Frederick Alt principal associate director and chief financial officer at Census is now acting in his place until a permanent replacement is named.

Randall Touchton director of GSA's Federal Information Systems Center last month was named acting director of the agency's procurement service center. The job was previously held by Jim Arrington who retired last month.

Lt. Col. (select) William P. Golden has been named director of command control communications and computers Office of National Drug Control Policy Executive Office of the President. He is responsible for all aspects of C4 systems for counterdrug operations. Before his new assignment Golden was executive assistant to the commander of the Joint Interoperability and Engineering Organization at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Lt. Col. John A. "Drew" Hamilton last month joined DISA as chief of the Ada Joint Program Office and technical adviser to DISA's Center for Computer Systems Engineering. Hamilton holds a master's degree and a doctorate in computer science.

Frank C. Weaver associate administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration left his post Feb. 14 to become director of distance learning services at Computer Devices International. Patti Grace Smith deputy associate administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation will be acting head of the office until a permanent replacement is appointed.

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