The Federal Aviation Administration has named Herman A. Rediess director of the agency's Office of Aviation Research. Rediess served for the past year and a half as the chief scientist for test and evaluation at the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center. In his new post, Rediess will spearhead the development of advanced technologies with industry, academia, NASA, the Defense Department and other organizations.
Jan Brecht-Clark, who had been acting director of the Office of Aviation Research for the past year, will return to her position as deputy director.
CyberMedia has appointed Carol Kerins director of federal sales and marketing. Kerins, who replaces Geoffrey Stilley, has more than 14 years' experience in federal information technology sales and support, including more than five years as a Defense Department account manager for Sun Microsystems Inc.
Federal Sources Inc. this month hired Payton Smith, a former market research analyst with International Data Corp. and Input, as manager for strategic studies. The company also appointed Betsy Woods, its former events coordinator, as program coordinator for strategic studies.