Roster change

Doug Bourgeois, a former FedEx Corp. executive, officially took over as chief information officer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office May 21. Bourgeois most recently was managing director of customer service technology at FedEx, where he managed the computer application and telephony network environments.

Bourgeois joined FedEx in 1994 as a project manager in the marketing and customer information systems area. He has also held positions at First Commerce Corp., a regional bank holding company, and Allied Signal Aerospace Co.

For more, please see "PTO taps new CIO" [FCW.com, May 31, 2001]

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President Bush announced his intention to nominate several individuals to his administration. Among those nominated last week are:

* Michael Wynne for deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and technology. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Ixata Group Inc., San Diego. From 1997 to 1999, Wynne was senior vice president for international planning and business development for General Dynamics Corp., and he was vice president and general manager of space launch systems for Lockheed Martin Astronautics from 1994 to 1997. He is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and the Air Force Institute of Technology and received a master's of business administration from the University of Colorado.

* George Williams for assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. He is the president of Colsa Corp., Huntsville, Ala. Williams was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1988 by the secretary of the Army. He served as deputy executive program officer for fire support at U.S. Missile Command and was then appointed program executive officer for fire support in July 1991. He then served as program executive officer for tactical missiles until his retirement from the civil service in 1996.

* Diane Morales for deputy undersecretary of Defense for logistics and material readiness. She is currently president of DMS Inc., Alexandria, Va., and served as the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for logistics from 1990 to 1993. From 1988 to 1990 she was president of Morales Consulting Service Co., a defense consulting firm. She served at the Office of Management and Budget from 1985 to 1986 and was member of the Civil Aeronautics Board from 1983 to 1985.

* Otto Wolff to be assistant secretary of administration and chief financial officer of the Commerce Department. He is currently a professional staff member for the House of Representatives' House Administration Committee. He served at Commerce as deputy assistant secretary for administration from 1981 to 1993.

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James Roche, a retired Navy captain, was sworn in as secretary of the Air Force June 1. Roche was nominated by President Bush to be secretary of the Air Force May 7, and confirmed by the Senate May 24. Roche is responsible for the functioning and efficiency of the Air Force, the formulation of the service's policies and programs, and the timely implementation of decisions and instructions of the president and the secretary of Defense.

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