Roster Change

John Dyer has stepped down as the Social Security Administration's chief information officer to become senior adviser to SSA commissioner Ken Apfel. One of Dyer's primary jobs will be coordinating the implementation of SSA's 2010 Service Vision, which has just been rolled out. The strategic plan sets the agency's priorities for customer service into the next decade.

"CIO changes jobs to enact SSA vision" [, Oct. 11, 2000]


Mickey Femino is now the director of the General Services Administration's new Center of Innovative Business Solutions. The office puts smart cards, outsourcing, FedLearn, financial management systems, call centers, and research and business development under one roof and offers its services to agencies. Meanwhile, Mike Brooks took over for Femino as director for smart card solutions at GSA.


Dewey Carr, formerly a contracting officer and procurement analyst in the General Services Administration's information technology contracts division, has been appointed director of government solutions at eFederal Inc., a business-to-government e-procurement technology and services company. At GSA, Carr focused on the development, analysis and procurement of IT systems in the federal government. In his new position he will help accelerate eFederal's growth in the B2G marketplace.


Dean Gulezian has been named director of the National Weather Service Eastern Region, a federal office headquartered on Long Island with responsibility for 30 weather service offices in 16 states. Gulezian takes over as director after 10 years as meteorologist-in-charge of the NWS forecast office in Detroit. The weather service's six regions supervise and support a nationwide network of 134 modernized weather forecast offices and river forecast centers.


John Popolizio has been named chief technology and product officer for govWorks Inc. Popolizio will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of govWorks' e-government products and solutions. Popolizio was most recently vice president for institutional e-business distributed application development at MetLife in New York.


Richard Carrington has been named chief financial officer of PurchasePooling, a Web-based demand aggregator of capital equipment for the business-to-government market. The company allows government buyers to pool their purchases, financing or leasing needs and auction their surplus equipment. Carrington was most recently CFO of Constellation Communications in Fairfax, Va.


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