Roster Change

President Clinton last week named Sally Katzen as deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget. Katzen currently serves as counselor to the director of OMB. In her new post, she will oversee the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the Office of Federal Financial Management.

Past coverage including Sally Katzen:

"OMB: No call for IT czar" [Federal Computer Week, April 24, 2000]

"Katzen to leave OIRA post" [Federal Computer Week, Jan. 19, 2000]


Frank Pugliese, commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service, announced last week his retirement to the private sector after 28 years with GSA. According to a notice sent to FSS employees, Pugliese will become president and chief executive officer of Provant Inc., a provider of performance improvement training services and products. He will begin his new position in September.

For more about Pugliese, please see:

"Federal Supply Service chief retiring" [, Aug. 4, 2000]


Rear Adm. Linda Bird, vice commander of the Naval Supply Systems Command last week was appointed to head the Navy's newly created e-Business Operations Office. She will also remain the NAVSUP vice commander. The new office is expected to be in operation by early October and will identify emerging electronic business capabilities for use in the Navy and Marine Corps.


Marie Monsees was recently named director of planning, evaluation and communications at the National Institutes of Health's Center for Information Technology. CIT provides NIH with information systems, networking and telecommunications services.

Victor Powers replaces Monsees as acting director, division of information technology acquisition at NIH's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center. The division handles the Chief Information Officer Solutions and Partners-2 contract.

For more about CIT, please see:

"NIH reorganizes, refocuses IT offices" [Federal Computer Week, April 13, 1998]


Leonard Williams was named to head Verizon Federal, formed by the merger of the federal business units of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. Verizon Federal will be headquartered in Washington, DC. Williams, who will retain the title of chief operating officer, was previously chief financial officer of Bell Atlantic Federal.


Jack Cole was recently named senior director of safety at the Air Transport Association, which represents major airlines. Cole most recently served as the executive director of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.


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