Roster Change

G. Clay Hollister, the chief information officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will retire in October — a few months after the deputy CIO retires. As associate director for FEMA's Information Technology Services Directorate, Hollister handles CIO responsibilities. He has been with the agency since its inception in 1979. He became the agency's first CIO in June 1996 after Congress passed the Clinger-Cohen Act that year. Deputy CIO Dennis DeWalt is retiring in July. He will move to Smith Mountain Lake, Va., Hollister said.

For more, see "FEMA's CIO, deputy to retire" [FCW.com, May 21, 2001]

President Bush on May 15 announced his intention to nominate Marvin Sambur to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, research and development. Sambur is a consultant with ITT Industries, where he has served for more than 25 years in several capacities, including president and chief executive officer of ITT from 1998 to 2001, president and general manager of the ITT Aerospace and Communications Division from 1991 to 1998, and president and general manager of ITT's Electron Technology Division from 1988 to 1991.

Don Upson, Virginia's technology secretary, has removed himself from consideration to become the Commerce Department's next undersecretary for technology. Upson was believed to be the administration's top choice for that position, but decided to drop out of the running for personal and family reasons, according to his office. Upson's term ends at the end of the year.

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

For background, see "Upson front-runner for Commerce post" [FCW.com, April 27, 2001]

Don Upson, Virginia's technology secretary, has removed himself from consideration to become the Commerce Department's next undersecretary for technology. Upson was believed to be the administration's top choice for that position, but decided to drop out of the running for personal and family reasons, according to his office. Upson's term ends at the end of the year.

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

For background, see "Upson front-runner for Commerce post" [FCW.com, April 27, 2001]

John "Jack" Potter was announced Monday as the U.S. Postal Service board of governors' choice to be the next postmaster general. He will replace William Henderson, who is stepping down at the end of the month.

A 23-year postal employee, Potter has been the Postal Service's chief operating officer and executive vice president since October. He has worked for the Postal Service since 1978, when be was a part-time clerk in Westchester, N.Y.

For more, see "New postmaster general selected"

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