Roster Change

Gov. Tom Ridge was sworn in Oct. 8 as the director of the newly established Office of Homeland Security. The office will develop and coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the United States from terrorist threats or attacks.

For more, see "Ridge swears by cooperation".

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Army Secretary Thomas White will spearhead the Defense Department's homeland security efforts, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced last week. White, a retired Army brigadier general, became the 18th secretary of the Army on May 31. Before his appointment, he was vice chairman of Texas-based Enron Energy Services.

For more, see "DOD picks homeland security chief".

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Jeffery Orner has been tapped to replace Larry Glasco as the Naval Supply Systems Command executive director. Glasco is moving to the Defense Logistics Agency later this month.

Orner is assigned as Naval Sea Systems Command assistant deputy commander for fleet logistics support. He is responsible for Navsea's acquisition and in-service logistic support and configuration management and process, resources, programs and information technology, and is the logistics career field manager for Navsea.

As Navsup executive director, Orner will furnish professional and technical advice to Navsup's commander on operational matters and the development of policies affecting the command's mission.

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Brendan Peter recently joined Jefferson Consulting Group LLC as a director in the government, federal marketing and lobbying practice groups. Most recently, Peter served as the director of government affairs for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, an international transportation association in Arlington, Va.

Terrence Thompson also recently joined the firm as a director in the federal marketing and lobbying practice groups. Most recently, Thompson was self-employed as a consultant for his firm, T. Thompson and Co. He has also served as director of legislative affairs for the American Education Reform Foundation, as a legislative assistant for Rep. Floyd Flake (D-N.Y.), and as a policy aide on a broad range of governmental issues.

Additionally, Mary Lambert McCarthy joined the company as president of the federal marketing division and vice president of Jefferson Consulting Group. McCarthy's career spans more than 25 years in the federal and private health care sectors, including positions as a senior health care policy analyst for the Defense Department and the Army. Most recently she was vice president at SRA International Inc., a position she held since 1997.

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Michael Mancinelli was promoted to president of Taxware, a division of govOne Solutions LP, the company announced last week. He was previously chief financial officer for Taxware International Inc., the assets of which were sold to govOne Solutions in August. Mancinelli replaces Dan Sullivan, who founded Taxware International Inc. 35 years ago and stepped down to consult for govOne Solutions and the Taxware division.

Taxware is a developer of worldwide commercial tax compliance systems. GovOne Solutions offers electronic payment and other services to federal, state and local agencies, financial institutions, and business enterprises.

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