Greg Woods deputy director of the National Performance Review will take over as chairman of the Government Information Technology Services Board in June. Woods now serves as vice chairman of the group and will move into the chairman position after a three-month transition period that began last month.
Present chairman Jim Flyzik acting chief information officer at the Treasury Department will take on the duties of vice chairman after the transition.David Bittenbender chief of telecommunications at the Justice Department and former chairman of the Interagency Management Council resigned this month and plans to return to the private sector. Bittenbender who has not announced his future plans will remain in his job for about another month. A successor has not been named.Thomas W. Zetty division chief in the Commerce Department's telecommunications management division retired March 31. A replacement has not yet been named.Kay Watson a section chief in the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Contract Administration won this year's Trail Boss of the Year Award from the General Services Administration. Watson was cited for her innovative procurement work on the Treasury Department Acquisition.
GSA gave Special Achievement Awards to three other trail bosses: Sara Borders a computer specialist at the Defense Information Systems Agency for the Defense Enterprise Integration Services II acquisition Tede Fleming chief of IT service acquisitions at the Social Security Administration for her work on the Mainframe Acquisition Project 2000 and Kenneth Heitkamp technical director at the Air Force Standard Systems Center for his work on command control communications computers and intelligence programs at the Defense Department.Paul J. Frommelt was named manager of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite (POES) program. Frommelt recently worked as an Air Force liaison officer in NOAA's Integrated Program Office which is responsible for merging the nation's civilian and military POES programs. The Federal Aviation Administration named Arthur Pyster its new chief scientist for software engineering. Pyster was previously vice president chief technical officer and chief technologist at the Software Productivity Consortium. Pyster replaced Floyd Hollister who retired.