Roster Change

Robert P. Bubniak has been appointed acting chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department announced last week. He is also the acting principal deputy assistant secretary for information and technology.

Bubniak, who had been the associate deputy assistant secretary for telecommunications, replaces Harold Gracey Jr., who joined FedBid.com, Germantown, Md., as vice president for government affairs after a 30-year federal career. Bubniak is in his second term as chairman of the Interagency Management Council and was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Government Information Technology Executive Council.

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Reps. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) and Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) were recently named Cyber Champions by the Business Software Alliance, a high-tech lobbying group whose members include Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp., and Apple Computer Inc. They were given the awards based on their support of policies that will ensure the continued growth of the high-tech industry.

Tauzin was selected for his work on the Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act, and Tauscher received the award for her work in encouraging the administration to lift the restrictions on encryption and her support of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Daniel J. Evans was recently appointed as chairman of the board of directors at Tidemark Computer Systems Inc., a software developer for state and local governments. Evans, who was first elected governor of Washington state in 1965 and served three terms in office before joining the U.S. Senate in 1983, will advise Tidemark as the company expands its suite of e-government products and services.

Tidemark recently reached a strategic partnership with Unisys Corp., to help move the move the company from its local government roots into the larger state and federal markets.

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Victor Klatt III earlier this month joined government relations firm Van Scoyoc Associates Inc. as vice president. Klatt most recently was the education and human resources policy coordinator for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He previously served as deputy assistant secretary for Congressional affairs at the Education Department. In his new position, Klatt will focus on K-12 education issues, technology, training, higher education and appropriation issues.

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