Roster Change

President Bush said last week he intends to nominate Phillip Bond to be undersecretary of Commerce for technology. Bond is the director of federal public policy for Hewlett-Packard Co. and was formerly senior vice president for government affairs and treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council.

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 more, see "Exec tapped for Commerce post" [FCW.com, July 6, 2001].

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Bob Bubniak, the associate deputy assistant secretary for telecommunications at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is retiring July 31. Bubniak served briefly as the agency's acting chief information officer. As for his plans, they are simple: He says he'll be "looking after my parents and just enjoying life."

For more on VA management, see "VA picks cybersecurity chief" [FCW.com, March 29, 2001].

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Chris Bertram was named assistant administrator for financial services and chief financial officer at the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency announced last week. In his new position, Bertram will oversee a combined operating and capital budget of more than $13 billion and will serve as the principal adviser on budget, performance management and financial issues to FAA Administrator Jane Garvey.

Prior to joining the FAA, Bertram served as a senior professional aide for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Bertram also has served in positions at the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Transportation.

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Michael McTaggart has joined e-government company FreeBalance Inc. as vice president and general manager of its eFinancials business unit. Prior to joining FreeBalance, McTaggart was president of American Management Systems Inc., Canada. He played an instrumental role in the launch of AMS eBusiness solutions and services to the government and telecommunications sectors in Canada.

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