Roster change

President Bush last week said he intends to nominate Stephen Cambone to be principal deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy. Most recently, Cambone served as staff director for the Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization while also serving as the director of research for the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.

Cambone also held the position of staff director for the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States in 1998 and was a senior fellow of political-military studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 1993 to 1998.

Donald Upson, Virginia's first secretary of technology, reportedly has been chosen to be the next undersecretary for technology at the Commerce Department. His office would not comment on the report, but sources say he is the Bush administration's choice for the position.

For more, see "Upson front-runner for Commerce post" [, April 27, 2001]

Two members of the Education Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer are joining an eight-person team to address longstanding mismanagement at the department. Education Secretary Rod Paige appointed Rick Miller, the principal deputy CIO for information technology, and Robert Davidson, the acting deputy CIO for information assurance, to a new Management Improvement Team to look into financial abuse and fraud at the department.

For more, see "Education CIO reps join advisory team" [, April 24, 2001]

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Reps. David Dreier (R-Calif.) and Cal Dooley (D-Calif.) were named last week by AeA as members of the AeA High-Tech Legislator Hall of Fame. The legislators will be honored formally at a dinner May 22.

Baucus was chosen for his strong support for normal trade relations with China and his hard work for a permanent research and development tax credit. Dreier was chosen for his vigorous push for an expanded H-1B visa program and Year 2000 liability legislation. Dooley was chosen for his founding of the House's New Democrat Coalition, which has been pivotal in rallying support for pro-technology legislation, from digital signatures to the Internet tax moratorium.

Scott Powers has been named as PeopleSoft Inc.'s new vice president of business development for the federal market. Powers, who joined the company in early April, will lead PeopleSoft's efforts to provide e-business solutions to its federal government customers.

Before joining PeopleSoft, Powers held leadership positions at Electronic Data Systems Corp., Science Applications International Corp. and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Most recently he served as executive vice president for eBusiness development at VitalTrust, a healthcare e-commerce business in Florida.


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