Paul Fontaine, former ARNet program manager at the General Services Administration, this month joined electronic commerce vendor eFed Inc. as government market development manager. ARNet is a World Wide Web clearinghouse for information on federal purchasing reform.
President Clinton this month announced his intent to nominate Christopher McLean as administrator of the Agriculture Department's Rural Utilities Service. McLean has been acting administrator for RUS and acting governor of the Rural Telephone Bank since November 1999. RUS helps finance rural telecommunications projects and administers distance-learning and telemedicine loan and grant programs.
William Butler this month took over as the acting manager for the Justice Consolidated Network and Courts engineering team within Sprint's government systems division. In his most recent position, Butler was a system design engineer for the Defense Department.
Donald Hubicki was recently named vice president of software development and maintenance for Lockheed Martin IMS transportation systems and service division. Hubicki, former chief information officer at the New York State Thruway Authority, spearheaded the design and development EZPass, the Northeast's first electronic toll collection program, which debuted in 1993.
Howard Seeger was recently named vice president of sales and marketing for Qwest Government Systems Division where he will be responsible for increasing Qwest's government business. Seeger previously served as vice president of business development for Wang Government Services. He also worked at TeleCommunications Systems as vice president of operations and at Science Applications International Corp., as vice president of the company's software information technology operation.
Michael Kush recently was named vice president for business development at VGS Inc. Prior to joining VGS, Kush worked at Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s federal division as a senior marketing analyst and vice president of marketing and strategy. Kush previously served in various staff and command positions in the U.S. Army including with the Army's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Kush has served on several information technology committees, including the Industry Advisory Council and the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association. He also led a combined IAC Federal CIO Council study of government IT, which led to the publication of "Best IT Practices in the Federal Government."
Carl Peckinpaugh, a Federal Computer Week columnist and former member of the government contracts section of the firm Winston &Strawn, recently joined DynCorp as corporate counsel. He is responsible for federal procurement and IT law.
Lucian Russell was named head of the data and knowledge management practice in DynCorp Information Systems' Public Safety and Law Enforcement Group. He most recently ran his own company.
Grady Wright was recently named senior vice president of DynCorp Information Systems' Civil Sector Programs. He was most recently vice president and general manager of TRW Systems and Information Technology Group.
William Courtney recently joined DynCorp's DynMeridian subsidiary as its president. The group provides strategic consulting and services for national security including IT design. Courtney is a former ambassador and senior advisor for the State Department.
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