Kelly Carnes last month was sworn in as assistant secretary of Commerce for technology policy. She will direct the Commerce Department's Office of Technology Policy. Carnes has served as deputy assistant secretary for technology policy for the past five years.
***John Cunningham has been named director of National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Integrated Program Office, an environmental satellite program involving three agencies that will combine military and civilian satellite programs into a single system. Cunningham, who is now director of the integrated program office, will oversee staff from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Defense Department and NASA. Most recently he was program director for a satellite system at the National Reconnaissance Office.
***Thomas Talleur will leave his position as advanced technology programs executive at the NASA Office of Inspector General's Network and Advanced Technology Crimes Division to join KPMG LLP. He will work in the firm's Washington, D.C., office starting Jan. 3 and will create a new group that will provide government and private-sector clients with investigative and advisory services covering technology exploitation issues.
***James McGuirk, the longtime president of Unisys Federal Systems, has left to lead Unisys' new Worldwide Public Sector organization. Nancy Friedman, formerly the company's vice president and general manager of Performance Solutions Practice, has been tapped to take over as president.
***George Newstrom was appointed vice president of the government group at Electronic Data Systems Corp., one of six global industry groups formed in the company's recent restructure. Bill Dvoranchik will serve under Newstrom as vice president of EDS' U.S. federal government business line.
***Dusty Wince was appointed vice president of consulting services at Federal Sources Inc. He previously was vice president of government operations for the Enterprise Integration Practice at electronic business solutions firm Ciber Inc.