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Koskinen to leave OMB

John Koskinen deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget plans to leave the government sometime within the next few weeks according to a Clinton administration official. Koskinen who was appointed to the position in 1994 has not announced his future plans.

During his tenure at OMB Koskinen's main responsibility has been to carry out several new management reforms laws including the Clinger-Cohen Act and the Government Performance and Results Act. The administration has not yet considered who will replace him.Langston named Navy CIO

The Navy last week appointed Marvin J. Langston as chief information officer. Langston who had been acting CIO since the position was created reports directly to the secretary of the Navy. Langston will continue to serve as deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for command control communica-tions computers and intelligence/electronic warfare/space.Garvey Donohue nominated at the FAA

As expected President Clinton last week nominated Jane Garvey as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and George Donohue as the FAA deputy administrator.

Garvey is currently acting administrator of the Federal Highway Administration and Donohue is associate administrator for research and acquisitions at the FAA.PointCast BTG to unveil fed edition

PointCast Inc. and BTG Inc. will officially unveil this week a new federal government edition of the PointCast content-delivery network.

The PointCast Network Government Insider [FCW May 12] which will debut at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) TechNet '97 show is a free news and information service that will use push technology to bring the latest federal government news to agency employees' desktops.WITS 2001 RFC released

The General Services Administration last week issued a request for comments on its strategy to acquire next-generation telecommunications services for federal locations in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. The Washington Interagency Telecommunications Systems 2001 (WITS 2001) contract will replace the existing WITS network provided by Bell Atlantic.

John Okay deputy commissioner of GSA's Federal Telecommunications Service said comments will be due to GSA by the end of the month and the agency will issue a draft request for proposals in August and a final version in November.

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