Dennis Shaw, chief information officer at the Patent and Trademark Office,
plans to retire from federal service at the end of this month. He has accepted
a newly created position as the chief technology officer with the Smithsonian
Institution. Shaw begins his new job Oct. 2.
Ron Hack, deputy CIO for information technology services at the PTO, will
be the acting CIO when Shaw leaves
Dennis Shaw's Federal 100 honors
Rear Adm. Kenneth Slaght on Sept. 14 officially assumed the duties of vice
commander of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. In his new role as
vice commander, Slaght will likely play a major role in the development
and fielding of major information systems such as Navy/Marine Corps Intranet
and IT-21, as well as in steering the command through a planned restructure.
Slaght has served since Dec. 1, 1997, as the Spawar chief engineer, a position
requiring him to provide "the technical and engineering definition, direction
and focus for Spawar programs to ensure that the information solutions fielded
by the command meet the requirements and expectations of the warfighter,"
according to Slaght's biography posted on the command's Web site.
Michael Whaley recently joined Eastman Kodak Co. as chief operations officer
and vice president, Commercial & Government Systems. Whaley is responsible
for finance, business operations and contracts for C(amp)GS.
Whaley was previously at Dynatec International Inc., a telecommunications
and consumer products manufacturing and distribution company in Salt Lake
City, where he was the senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Scott Fletcher recently was named president and chief operating officer
of epipeline inc. The company has developed a Web-based business development
platform for government contractors. Fletcher will direct epipeline's growth
strategy, beginning with the launch of its product this fall. Fletcher was
most recently vice president of worldwide client services at Annuncio Software,
an e-marketing software provider.