Roster Change

Col. Gregory Premo, deputy director of the Programs and Architecture Office in the Army's Office of the Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications and Computers, last month was assigned to the position of deputy director of operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

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The Defense Department last week presented its first Pacesetter Award to Don Winningham, chief of the Network Services Division at the Defense Telecommunications Service-Washington. The award, given to individuals who assist the department in its transition to the news FTS 2001 long-distance network, was given to Winningham in recognition of his work orchestrating the government's first large-scale cutover to the network. In June, DOD moved 8,500 users in the Washington, D.C., area to FTS 2001.

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Cisco Systems Inc. last month announced that Gene Buckley had been appointed director of business development and special programs at Cisco Federal. Before joining Cisco, Buckley was vice president of business development at Harris Corp.

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James Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Sentel Corp., was named Technology Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ernst & Young LLP Greater Washington Entrepreneur Awards program. Garrett founded Sentel in 1987 after retiring from his position as director of the System Electromagnetics Division at the Naval Sea Systems Command. Garrett's company grew from three people working on a single $33,000 contract to more than 250 employees and $30 million in revenue.

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Robert Neeser has been promoted to regional vice president of MicroAge Inc. Neeser served as general manager of MicroAge's Washington, D.C., office.

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Jon Englund will leave his position as senior vice president of the Information Technology Association of America's Software Division to join Excite@Home. Englund will become vice president of government relations for the Redwood City, Calif., company and will open the company's Washington, D.C., office.

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Richard Sobera recently joined Vista Information Technologies Inc. as vice president of strategic accounts. Sobera previously worked at Halifax Corp. in charge of technology services and development of channel partnerships.

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