Roster Change

David Litchfield, the retired Marine who serves as the Navy's deputy program executive officer for information technology, is leaving that position Jan. 26, said Navy Capt. Chris Christopher, an assistant deputy PEO for IT. Litchfield will return to work at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Christopher said.

Litchfield's biography at the PEO's Navy Marine Corps Intranet Web site calls him the director of NMCI. His formal title is deputy PEO for IT for NMCI services. Formed in May 1999, PEO IT is directed by Joseph Cipriano, the Navy's program executive officer for information technology.

"NMCI outsourcing director leaving" [FCW.com, Jan. 15, 2001]

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Marie "Terry" Weaver will become director of the General Services Administration's Office of IT Accommodation. That office oversees governmentwide compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1986, which requires that agencies make technology accessible to employees with disabilities.

Weaver replaces Ronald Kelly, who had been acting director of the office and will stay in his position as director of GSA's Regulatory Information Service Center.

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Michele Heffner will serve as director of GSA's Office of Interagency IT Strategies, overseeing the support staff for the federal CIO Council, the Information Technology Resources Board and the Procurement Executives Council. Heffner replaces Sandra Hense, who retired recently.

"GSA selects two for key technology jobs" [FCW.com, Jan. 11, 2001]

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Marv Langston's one-year tenure as the No. 2 executive at a California dot-com may come to an end soon due to lack of venture capital and other funding. Langston, the former chief information officer for the Defense Department, left the Pentagon in January 2000 to serve as chief operating officer at Salus Media, Carpinteria, Calif.

"Dot-com shakeout affects Langston" [FCW.com, Jan. 11, 2001]

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Four of the chief officials who led the Year 2000 efforts for the Defense Department have retired from government and are working for information technology companies.

Gary Ambrose, the brigadier general who led the Air Force's Year 2000 readiness initiative, started working late last year as IBM Corp.'s DOD client director, a business development job.

The Marine Corps' Year 2000 chief, Kevin McHale, started working late last year for Mitre Corp. as assistant director of Marine Corps programs.

Clifford Szafran, the Navy captain who led his department's Year 2000 readiness efforts, retired in May. Szafran now serves as Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s program manager for the company's Naval Supply Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command enterprise resource planning pilot.

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. William Donahue in October became head of the Computer Science Corp. business unit that deals with aerospace programs, range operations and Air Force support business. Donahue was the Air Force's director for communication and information at Air Force headquarters and commander of the Air Force Communications and Information Center.

"Pentagon Y2K chiefs land in industry" [FCW.com, Jan. 12, 2001]

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Gregory Ryan has been named director of business development for Information Technology Consulting at Grant Thornton LLP. Ryan will help build the company's IT consulting practice for the Global Government Group.

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