Roster Change

Mae De Vincentis, the Defense Logistics Agency's program executive officer for business systems modernization, became acting chief information officer at DLA this month. She is the main architect for DLA's effort to retire two mainframe-based logistics systems.

De Vincentis took over for Joanne Arnett, who had served as DLA's CIO and director of information operations since February 2000. Arnett is retiring from federal service next month, according to an industry source.

De Vincentis previously served as the executive director for information systems and technology for the Defense Logistics Support Command, a subordinate DLA command.

For more information, see "DLA selects acting CIO" [FCW.com, April 20, 2001]

President Bush last week announced his intention to nominate Dan Brouillette to be assistant secretary of Energy for congressional and intergovernmental affairs. Brouillette is a partner with the Alpine Group Inc. and was senior vice president of R. Duffy Wall & Associates Inc. from 1997 to 2000. He served as legislative director to Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) from 1989 to 1997 and is a veteran of the Army. Originally from Paincourtville, La., Brouillette is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Robert Byrd, a top official at the Food and Drug Administration, has been appointed national director of Cedar Group PLC's federal sector practice, the company announced last week. The newly created position marks growing emphasis on the public-sector market for Cedar, a global provider of consulting, technology and solutions.

Prior to joining Cedar, Byrd served as deputy commissioner/chief financial officer for management and systems at the FDA, which is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services. Previously, he held senior positions with the Agriculture Department and Maryland's Department of General Services.

Steve Fuhrer and Charles Kenney have joined Okena Inc., a developer of proactive security software, as sales territory managers, the company announced April 9.

Fuhrer and Kenney will be responsible for identifying potential business alliances, selling directly to select vertical markets and strengthening the company's marketing efforts through business development. The company focuses on enterprise customers in the financial and government markets.

Fuhrer was most recently at CyberSafe Corp., a provider of e-security solutions and services. Kenney joins Okena from Nortel Networks Ltd., a global Internet and communications company.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has named Grady Means as managing partner of its government services practice.

Means' organization delivers solutions to federal, state and local governments to help them make applications available via the Internet. The practice has annual revenues of more than $500 million and has 2,500 employees in Arlington and Fairfax, Va.

Means has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers since 1984 and led the company's strategy consulting practice for the past 18 years. Means served in the White House during the Ford administration was assistant to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller for domestic policy development. He also served at the former U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare as staff economist in the Office of the Secretary.

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