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Commerce CIO to leave

Roger Baker resigned last week as chief information officer at the Commerce Department. Baker, who had been CIO for nearly three years, said he has no definite plans but is considering heading back to the private sector or taking the summer off. Baker worked at META Group Inc. and Visa International before joining the government.

Baker said his decision to leave is related to the change in administration. "They should have the opportunity to select the person they want in this role," he said. Baker said his last day will be May 14.

Amitex opens D.C. office

Amitex Corp., an information assurance provider, announced April 16 that it has opened a Washington, D.C., regional office in Reston, Va., to better serve its federal customers.

Amitex, a Chicago-based small business, offers information technology security solutions, mass storage systems and database services, including warehousing, data mining and Web integration, off the General Services Admin-istration schedule, said William McSweeney, president and chief executive officer. Amitex's clients include the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospital system for security programs, Defense Department medical programs and several state and local agencies.

VeriSign secures e-filing

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is accepting digitally signed regulatory documents following an announcement that it selected VeriSign Inc. to create a secure electronic filing system.

The system enables nuclear reactor licensees to digitally sign and securely submit regulatory documents via the Internet to NRC. n More details and continuing coverage can be found at www.fcw.com.

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