Roster Change

Karen Meloy will be detailed as the assistant deputy commander for the Navy Department's eBusiness Operations Office, effective July 29. Her appointment to the Senior Executive Service position is pending approval by the Secretary of the Navy and the Office of Personnel Management. Meloy currently serves as assistant deputy commander for fleet logistics and supply chain management at the Naval Supply Systems Command.

The eBusiness Operations Office, located at Naval Supply Systems Command in Mechanicsburg, Pa., serves as an e-business innovation center for the Navy and Marine Corps and as a focal point for management of card-based and selected electronic transaction systems.

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President Bush intends to nominate Mark Everson to oversee the administration's goal of improving federal agencies' use of financial information, White House officials announced July 17.

As controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management at the Office of Management and Budget, Everson would develop governmentwide policy on financial management and systems, including annual audits and reports and overseeing agencies' individual initiatives.

For more, see "OMB financial chief lined up" [FCW.com, July 20, 2001]

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President Bush on July 17 nominated retired Rear Adm. John Gauss to be assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for information and technology -- otherwise known as the VA's chief information officer. The former commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command faces a confirmation hearing July 31.

For more, see "Gauss picked to be CIO at VA" [FCW.com, July 24, 2001]

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The Senate confirmed several nominations last week including:

    * John Graham to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, at the Office of Management and Budget.

    * Stephen Cambone to be deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy.

    * Laurie Rich to be assistant secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs at the Education Department.

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Rich D'Adamo, former project leader for the Office of Personnel Management's information technology (IT) occupational study, recently left the federal government to start a workforce management consulting company called Workforce Solutions Inc.

OPM's IT study culminated in the recent release of a new position classification standard for federal IT jobs that includes updated job-grading criteria and revamped titles that more closely parallel those used in industry.

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