David Tuttle, program director for the Federal Aviation Administration's Flight 2000 program, plans to retire from government June 30. His replacement has not yet been named.
Neil Planzer has become associate director of civil aviation at the Directorate of Operations and Training for Air and Space Operations at the Pentagon. Planzer was previously the director of the Air Traffic System Requirements Service at the FAA. No permanent replacement for Planzer has been named.
Patricia Grace Smith has been named associate administrator for commercial space transportation at the FAA, where she will oversee the safety of commercial launch operations. Smith was most recently acting associate administrator for commercial space transportation at the FAA.
Scott B. Gudes joins the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today as deputy undersecretary. He was most recently the minority staff director for the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies.
Paul F. Roberts II joined NOAA this month as its chief financial officer. Roberts was the director of business resources in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army.
Jim Amodeo is the new program manager for TRW Inc.'s Treasury Communications System contract. A retired Air Force colonel, Amodeo was a vice president with BDM International Inc. before the company's merger with TRW.