Roster Change

Cmdr. Scott Bernard, chief of network operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was appointed to the faculty at Syracuse University. He is teaching a course on systems analysis and design for the university's School of Information Studies. Bernard was promoted to his current post at the JCS in January.

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Scientific Systems & Software International Corp. this month hired Farhad Shirmo to head the company's technical services division and to manage post-implementation activities on a simulation software project for the Navy. Shirmo previously worked as a manager of consulting services at Socrates Technologies.

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Robbins-Gioia Inc. reorganized last week, splitting the roles of chief executive officer and president previously held by John Gioia. Gioia will retain the CEO post, and Avon James, previously the company's chief operating officer, will serve as president.

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BTG Inc. last week announced that Paul Leslie will take on the job of the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer in May. Leslie previously was vice president and deputy general manager of federal information technology at TRW Inc.

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The Federal Communications Commission this month announced the formation of a Technological Advisory Council of technology experts who will advise the FCC on technical innovations and developments in the communications industry. Robert Lucky, corporate vice president of Telecordia Technologies Inc. (formerly Bellcore), will serve as council chair, and Jules Bellisio, chief scientist at Telecordia, will serve as executive director. Stagg Newman, the FCC's chief technologist, will serve as the designated federal officer. Dale Hatfield, chief of the agency's Office of Engineering and Technology, will serve as alternate designated federal officer.

Other members of the council include: Bruce Allen, vice president and general manager, Harris Corp.; Vinton Cerf, senior vice president for Internet architecture and technology, MCI WorldCom; Wah Lim, vice president for technology and development, Hughes Space and Communications Co.; Christine Hemrick, vice president for technology communications, Cisco Systems Inc.; and Ross Ireland, vice president of engineering, SBC Communications Inc.

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