Ken Buck last month began working as assistant to the commissioner at the Federal Technology Service at the General Services Administration. Buck was the acting procurement executive at the Commerce Department.
The Industry Advisory Council this week announced its new executive board members, who take office July 1. Bob Golas, director of business development for civilian agencies at Oracle Corp., was elected IAC chairman; Bob Woods, president and chief operating officer of Federal Sources Inc., will serve as the council's Washington, D.C., vice chairman.
In addition, Jim Obendorfer, a consultant at IBM Corp., will be the council's national vice chairman; Crouse Powell, director of business development at Federal Data Corp., will serve as secretary; Linda Martin, vice president for business development at the Council for Electronic Government, will serve as treasurer; and Bob Lohfeld, senior vice president at OAO Corp., will be the program chairman.
John Kost, former senior vice president for state and local business at Federal Sources Inc., last week began work at TRW Public Sector Solutions as the director of marketing and business development.
Vernon Ellingstad, director of the National Transportation Safety Board's Office of Research and Engineering, has received the Arthur Flemming Award in applied science. Ellingstad was chosen for his outstanding achievements as a research scientist and for his exceptional dedication to leadership in applied science.
Q. Todd Dickinson was confirmed by the Senate as the deputy assistant secretary of the Commerce Department and deputy commissioner for the Patent and Trademark Office. He is the senior adviser to the secretary of Commerce.
Steve Salmon was named vice president and general manager of the newly formed Dunn Consulting organization, a business unit of Dunn/IDP Computer Corp. Salmon previously served as vice president of professional services at Dunn/IDP.