Roster Change

Simon Liu recently was named director of information systems at the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. Liu most recently was at the Justice Department, where he served as acting director of the information management and security staff. In his new position, Liu directs the programs of the Office of Computer and Communications Systems and its staff of 60 who provide the NLM backbone computer networking facilities.

A previous story on Liu: "Justice network gains new architect" [Federal Computer Week, July 28, 1997]

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Air Force Gen. John Gordon earlier this month was confirmed by the Senate to be undersecretary for nuclear security at the Energy Department.

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Bill Johnson, marketing manager at the Agriculture Department's National Information Technology Center, was selected by the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board to receive the 2000 Distinguished Public Service Technical Award. He received the award late last month.

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Paul Wagner recently was appointed regional sales manager for Datakey Inc., a firm that provides smart card solutions for public-key infrastructure. Wagner, who will be based in the Washington, D.C., area, will help the company step up its presence in the federal government market. Before joining Datakey, Wagner served as national account manager for Computer Associates International Inc., where he established an Intelligence Community sales and support team.

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Nancy Friedman, president of Unisys Corp.'s U.S. federal government group, recently left that position to pursue other endeavors in the service delivery arena. Daniel Moats is serving as acting vice president and general manager of the group until a permanent replacement is found. The company is considering internal and external candidates to replace Friedman, according to a Unisys spokeswoman.

A previous story on Friedman: "Unisys Federal changes leadership" [Federal Computer Week, Nov. 22, 1999]

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