Roster Change

William Mehuron last month was named director of the National Institute

of Standards and Technology's Information Technology Laboratory. The IT

Lab offers industry programs that include high-performance computing and

communications and emerging network technologies. Mehuron joined NIST in

1999 to direct the IT portion of the Advanced Technology Program. Previously,

he was director of the Systems Acquisition Office for the National Oceanic

and Atmospheric Administration. Before that, Mehuron was deputy director

for research and engineering at the National Security Agency.

Richard Kayser last month was named director of the National Institute of

Standards and Technology's Technology Services Unit. Kayser leads the unit

that is responsible for the NIST Small Business Innovation Research Program,

the Office of Technology Partnerships and other programs. He previously

was chief of the Physical and Chemical Properties Division at NIST.

Stephen Lord last month was named the director of the Environmental Modeling

Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He will lead

a team of scientists in developing sophisticated, computerized models that

predict the nation's weather and climate trends. Lord has been the center's

acting director since September 1997.

George Arredono last month was named associate administrator for operations

and management at the Farm Service Agency. He will oversee FSA's state operations

in their delivery of farm and loan programs as well as the agency's administrative,

management and internal control functions. Arredono previously served as

state executive director in Arizona, where he was responsible for coordination

and administration of all FSA federal farm and loan programs in that state.

Eric Olsen last month was named chief of staff to Agriculture Department

Secretary Dan Glickman. Olsen replaces Greg Frazier, who will become the

U.S. Trade Representative's special trade negotiator for agriculture and

food policy. Olsen will serve as the secretary's senior manager, policy-maker

and primary representative to the White House, Congress and other agencies.

Chris Brehany last month was named an account manager for federal civil

markets at Spot Image Corp. Brehany will cover NASA and the departments

of Energy, State, Justice and Transportation. Most recently, he held several

high-level positions in the Pentagon involving security, space technology

and remote sensing.

G.R. (Joe) Dickhudt last month joined SI International Inc. as vice president

for special projects. He was most recently at Computer Sciences Corp. as

vice president for simulation and training systems. Previously, he was CSC's

vice president of defense systems.


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