Roster

Neil Stillman, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, and his wife, Rona Stillman, the General Accounting Office's chief scientist for computers and telecommunications, confirmed that they both will be retiring from the federal government April 30.

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The Energy Department has selected John Gilligan, former Air Force program executive officer for battle management systems, as its CIO. Gilligan fills a slot left vacant by the departure of S.W. "Woody" Hall earlier this year. Matt Mleziva, program director of Defense Information Infrastructure-Air Force at the Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., was named the Air Force's acting PEO for battle management systems.

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Paul Wohlleben, CIO at the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, will take an early-out retirement, effective Nov. 3, and join consulting firm Grant Thornton LLP. In his new position, Wohlleben will serve as director of information technology consulting with a focus on the federal government.

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Carlos Villar, director of the Federal Acquisition Services for Technology program at the General Services Administration's Heartland Region, Kansas City, Mo., said he will retire from government service on Nov. 3. Villar said he has no immediate plans for after his retirement.

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Senate Sergeant at Arms Gregory Casey has resigned his position as the Senate's information technology chief effective Nov. 6. His replacement is James Ziglar, managing director of the operating committee at Paine Webber Group Inc., New York.

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Bruce Lehman, assistant secretary of the Commerce Department and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, announced he will leave the Patent and Trademark Office by the end of the year. Lehman, who has headed PTO for six years, plans to be a consultant, among other things, for the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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Ashish Sen was confirmed by the Senate as the director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the Transportation Department. As part of his new duties, Sen is responsible for directing data collection, analysis and reporting to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation resources. He previously served as director of the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

The Senate also confirmed Peter "Jack" Basso as the assistant secretary for DOT's Office of Budget and Programs.

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