The CIO Council last month welcomed the following new members: Tony Valletta acting chief information officer at the Defense Department Marvin Langston Department of the Navy CIO and Ira Hobbs deputy CIO at the Agriculture Department.

Greg Woods deputy director of the National Performance Review will serve as the council's new Government Information Technology Services (GITS) Board representative.

In addition Janet Barnes CIO at the Office of Personnel Management was named co-chair of the council's Personnel Automation Committee.

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Duane Mara assistant director of the financial management directorate at the Air Force Standard Systems Group completed 30 years of service with the Air Force last week. Mara's career spans the development and use of information technology systems within the Air Force.

"I worked on the first multiprocessing base-level machine the first remote processing system the first [major command] Honeywell 6000 the first remote terminals and a lot of other Air Force information firsts " Mara said.

Mara joined SSG as an enlisted man in 1968 when the organization was known as the Air Force Data Systems Design Center and he switched from active duty to civil service when the organization moved to Montgomery Ala. in 1971.

Mara has helped manage a number of key programs at SSG including the Base Level Systems Modernization Program while he pursued advanced degrees.

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Scott Rayder last month joined the staff of the House Science Committee as a professional staff member for oversight issues including the Government Performance and Results Act. Rayder previously served as the congressional and constituent affairs specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Stephen Rhodes formerly team leader for the General Services Administration's Federal Information Systems Support Program in the mid-Atlantic region last week joined Signal Corp. Fairfax Va. as the vice president of program development.

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Donald Reed former director of regional national and international government affairs at Nynex was named president and chief executive officer of Cabletron Systems Inc. Reed replaced Robert Levine who is retiring from the company after 14 years.

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Thomas Styc former director of air traffic systems at Universal Systems & Technology Inc. was appointed the company's vice president of operations last month. Styc will continue to oversee Unitech's business at the Federal Aviation Administration but will take on additional duties as general manager for all Washington D.C.-area operations.

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Steve Wallach a member of the federal government's High Performance Computing and Communications Advisory Committee has left his job as chief technology officer with Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Convex division to join the venture capital firm Center Point Venture Partners.

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William Cavanaugh has joined DynCorp as vice president of business development and marketing for the company's Enterprise Management business unit. Cavanaugh previously headed his own consulting firm which had helped DynCorp with Energy Department and Defense Department bids.


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