Roster Change

Bill Piatt, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, announced last week that he will leave the agency at the end of September to become the director of e-government strategy at Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. Piatt will lead the company's team that helps government clients move their services and processes to the Internet. For more on this story go to: /fcw/articles/2000/0828/web-piatt-09-01-00.


Edward Rappaport was recently named deputy director of the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center in Miami, Fla. Rappaport was most recently chief of the center's Technical Support Branch and took over for Max Mayfield, who was appointed director of the center in May. The National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center issues watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.


Washington, D.C., mayor Anthony Williams last week appointed former White House Year 2000 czar John Koskinen as deputy mayor and administrator of day-to-day city operations. Koskinen, who has been a city adviser for the past several months, will take over at the end of September. For more on Koskinen's Year 2000 efforts go to: /fcw/articles/2000/0403/web-y2k-04-03-00.asp


Clarence Lewis, chief operating officer and executive vice president of the U.S. Postal Service, will retire on Sept. 29. Lewis, who began his 35-year career in 1966 as a letter carrier, is responsible for the agency's national operations.


Marc Cummings was recently named director of Infotech Strategies Inc.'s e-government practice. Cummings joins Infotech after five years at the Commerce Department where he directed high-profile business liaison activities on a range of high-tech policy issues. Cummings will help companies develop effective strategies to bring their latest high-tech business practices to government.


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