Ed McManus, project director of the Thrift Savings Plan system conversion at the Agriculture Department's National Finance Center, recently was promoted to Senior Executive Service. McManus also is the Year 2000 project manager at the NFC.


Ginny Caldwell, previously the financial manager for the Office of Telecommunications Services and Operations at the Agriculture Department, now is with the Natural Agricultural Statistics Service. Caldwell serves as the financial officer for NASS.


CygnaCom Solutions Inc. this month named Miles Smid as its vice president for security technology. Smid spent 21 years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, most recently as the acting chief of the agency's Computer Security Division. In his new role, he will be responsible for cryptography and information security projects for the government, the banking industry and information security vendors.


Patrick Murphy, deputy assistant secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the Transportation Department, is leaving to join the new aviation consulting firm Gerchick and Murphy Associates as a partner.


Steve Rixse, former regional vice president for Sterling Software Inc.'s Applications Development Division, last month was named vice president for federal accounts at Vista Information Technologies Inc., a network services firm.


Systems integrator MicroAge Inc. has appointed Doug Theurer as general manager of sales and services in the Washington, D.C., area. MicroAge provides technical services, including procurement, desktop management and project management, to government and commercial organizations. Theurer previously served as general manager of Advanced Information Systems Inc., which was acquired by MicroAge in 1997.


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