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Upson slotted for fed post

Donald Upson, Virginia's first secretary of technology, has reportedly been chosen as the next undersecretary for technology at the Commerce Department. His office declined comment, but sources confirmed his selection. Upson has been Virginia's technology secretary since May 1998. Before that, he was vice president for strategic programs at Litton/PRC Inc.

The undersecretary for technology would manage the three agencies in Commerce's Technology Administration: the Office of Technology Policy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Technical Information Service.

Powell prioritizes State IT

Improving the State Department's information technology systems is one of Secretary of State Colin Powell's top three priorities.

Powell appeared April 26 before the House Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary Subcommittee in support of the Bush administration's fiscal 2002 budget. The request includes $210 million for improving State's IT infrastructure — $113 million more than fiscal 2001 levels. His other priorities include embassy construction and security — including information security — and recruiting employees.

Lawmakers push telework

Using the catch phrase "Don't pollute, e-commute," lawmakers from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Denver, Houston and Philadelphia proclaimed support on April 24 for a voluntary telework pilot program.

Companies in those cities will use a Web-based system to track reductions in auto emissions. The reductions will translate into emissions credits, which can be traded or donated to reduce the amount of smog-creating pollutants.

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