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Langston to become DARPA official

Marv Langston the Navy's chief information officer (DON CIO) has as expected accepted the position of director of information systems at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Last week the secretary of the Navy designated John Douglass as the acting DON CIO. Douglass also will retain his current position as assistant secretary of the Navy for research development and acquisition.

Wohlleben moves to GSA

Paul Wohlleben the deputy CIO with the Environmental Protection Agency will join the General Services Administration as CIO of the Public Buildings Service. He starts Oct. 27. No replacement for Wohlleben has been named.

Johnson to leave Cordant

Ken Johnson resigned as president of Cordant Inc. and will leave the company later this month. A spokeswoman for Tracor Inc. the company which purchased Cordant in 1996 said Johnson is leaving "to pursue other interests." Terry Straeter chairman and president of Tracor Information Systems Co. the business unit that contains Cordant will become acting president of Cordant.

GSA unveils seat management RFP

GSA late last week issued the first part of its solicitation for seat management services. Wanda Smith GSA's seat management program manager said the first phase will evaluate vendor's experience and determine whether they can proceed later this month to the second phase in which qualified vendors will provide pricing data to GSA for evaluation.

IRS releases Prime draft RFP

The Internal Revenue Service last week released a draft request for proposal for IRS Prime the multimillion-dollar contract to run its modernization program. The IRS will issue the final RFP on Jan. 15 1998 after receiving comments from industry and other stakeholders. The draft RFP is available on the Treasury Department's World Wide Web site at www.ustreas.gov. Computer Sciences Corp. and Lockheed Martin Federal Systems are among those leading teams expected to compete for the contract.

GSA awards three POTS contracts

GSA's Pacific Rim Region late last month awarded three contracts for the Purchase of Telecommunications Service (POTS) in seven states and Guam. Amstar Communications Frederick Md. won two contracts worth $78 million to provide equipment and services in Washington Oregon Idaho Arizona Hawaii and Guam. Government Telecommunications Inc. Chantilly Va. won a $34 million contract covering California and Nevada.

The vendors will provide new telephones PBXs phone lines digital-key systems videoconferencing voice messaging fiber and wire cabling and various installation and maintenance services.

EDS receives ITP increase

Electronic Data Systems Corp. today announced it has received a $47 million increase under its Information Technology Partnership contract with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The original value of the contract awarded in 1994 was $300 million. The incremental funding will support case tracking arrival and departure automation employment verification and benefits processing according to EDS.

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