S.W. "Woody'' Hall, chief information officer for the Energy Department, is joining this week the Customs Service as the CIO and assistant commissioner for information and technology. Hall replaces Edward Kwas, who retired in January.
***Two computer scientists, Ian Foster, with Argonne National Laboratory, and Carl Kesselman, with the University of Southern California, have won a Global Information Infrastructure Next-Generation Award for their Globus Ubiquitous Supercomputing Test Bed. Their experimental high-performance networking software is being used by the Defense Department, among others.