Roster Change

Edward Meagher was recently tapped as the new chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He began work last week as the VA's special assistant to the secretary while he awaits confirmation by Congress, which returns from recess next month. Meagher, who most recently ran his own technical consulting firm, replaces the former acting CIO, Harold Gracey, who left VA to join FedBid.com in June.

For more on this story, see "VA taps industry expert as new CIO" [ FCW.com, Aug. 16, 2000]

Capt. Robert Maxson took over as director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aircraft Operations Center on Aug. 14. The division is responsible for maintaining and operating NOAA's fleet of research aircraft and the NOAA "hurricane hunters". He was most recently a lead pilot in NOAA's Gulfstream IV high-altitude research program. Maxson replaces Capt. Donald Winter, who is retiring after a 32-year federal career.

Mildred Dresselhaus was sworn in earlier this month as the director of the Energy Department's Office of Science, where she will advise the secretary on science and technology issues that cut across the department's programs. She was confirmed by the Senate on July 26.

Terry Ansari this week was named CivicLife.com Inc.'s vice president for .com Global Business Development. Ansari will be responsible for driving the company's civic portal strategy, which helps citizens access information and interact with federal, state and other groups, within the international public-sector arena.

Ansari was most recently at Microsoft Corp., where he headed up all business development and regional management initiatives for the company's national capital office in Ottawa, Canada.

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