Market analyst John Kost head of the State and Local Division at Federal Sources Inc. accepted a position last month on the General Accounting Office's Executive Council on Information Management and Technology. The council brings together leaders from the public and private sectors to explore ways to better use information technology to meet the challenges facing the federal government.
Don Porter a computer specialist at the Air Force Standard Systems Group's Operations Support Systems Directorate last month received a 40-year government service pin and a certificate of service. Porter enlisted in the Air Force in 1956 and began his civil service career in 1961 as an electronic accounting machine operator.
Gloria J. Jeff has been named acting administrator of the Federal Highway Administration replacing Jane Garvey who is now Federal Aviation Administration administrator. Jeff has served as FHWA associate administrator for policy since December 1993. Meanwhile Anthony R. Kane has been named acting deputy director of the FHWA. Kane previously was FHWA executive director.
Paul Branske who has 18 years of private-sector experience on contracts with the Navy and other agencies last month became general manager of DynCorp's Norco Division. Before his arrival at DynCorp Branske served as operations director for the Information Technology Operations Division of Computer Sciences Corp. in San Diego.
Bob Walsh president of Sprint Publishing & Advertising last month accepted Vice President Al Gore's Hammer Award for his company's work simplifying the federal government Blue Pages listings in Sprint's local telephone directories.