Charlie Self this month was confirmed as assistant commissioner of the General Services Administration's Office of Information Technology Integration a position he has held since last September.
David Bittenbender former director of telecommunications at the Justice Department last week began work at Computer Sciences Corp.'s Bethesda Md. office as a senior member of the company's executive staff. Bittenbender will act in an advisory capacity in CSC's Systems Sciences Division.
Martin Ferris former assistant director for systems security at the Treasury Department has retired and started a consulting practice. He is working for the Financial Services Technology Consortium on an electronic-checking project that involves the Financial Management Service.
John Toole former executive director for high-performance computing in the Defense Advanced Research Proj-ects Agency this month was named one of two deputy directors of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Toole will focus on the center's National Computational Science Alliance program a joint endeavor with the National Science Foundation.
Howard Frank director of DARPA's IT office will join the faculty of the University of Maryland at College Park in September as dean of the Maryland Business School. A former faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School Frank moved to DARPA on a four-year "loan" from the university in 1993.
McBride & Associates Inc. has appointed Tom Nixon as vice president of the company's federal operations. Nixon was formerly a senior vice president with BTG Inc. McBride recently opened its first federal office in Bethesda Md.