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]
Air Force Gen. John Gordon earlier this month was confirmed by the Senate
to be undersecretary for nuclear security at the Energy Department.
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.
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.
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
A previous story on Friedman: "Unisys Federal changes leadership" [Federal Computer Week, Nov. 22, 1999]