Roster change

James Eccleston has been selected as president and chief executive officer of ASD Global, the company announced Feb. 21.

Eccleston has extensive experience in the government and military, a key factor as the company aims to expand its client base, particularly among federal agencies and the international marketplace.

He previously served as assistant deputy undersecretary of Defense for logistics and supply chain integration. He managed the full-scale implementation of supply chain business practices across the military services and Defense Logistics Agency.

ASD Global is an e-business solutions integrator of software solutions and consulting services that has worked extensively in the financial, educational, federal and power sectors.


William Perry, who was secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997, has been appointed to the Anteon Corp. board of directors, the company announced Feb. 21.

Perry is a professor at Stanford University with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies. In the private sector, Perry has founded and led two technology firms and currently serves as chairman of Global Technology Partners Inc.

Anteon, which has its headquarters in Fairfax, Va., provides information technology and engineering solutions through its affiliated companies to federal government, commercial and international customers. It also recently named retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to its board.


Patrick Cremins will take on the new position of vice president of intelligence programs at Corbett Technologies Inc., the company announced Feb. 20.

Cremins will be responsible for all intelligence-related work as well as interfaces with the Defense Department and the intelligence community. He will be based at Corbett's headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

Prior to joining Corbett, he was a senior marketing executive and vice president of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at Northrop Grumman IT. He also is a former senior executive with DOD, in which he served for more than 30 years. He is a Vietnam-era Navy veteran.

Corbett offers information assurance and information security solutions to safeguard the nation's critical information systems.


Robert Gould on Feb. 20 was appointed associate administrator for public affairs for the Federal Railroad Administration.

Gould will be responsible for directing communications and public affairs activities at the FRA, an agency of the Transportation Department. He joins the FRA after a 10-year career with CSX Corp., where he served in a variety of communications roles at the corporate level as well as two of the company's rail-related business units.

Before joining CSX, Gould directed the offices of public affairs for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.


The Senate confirmed the following executive nominations Feb. 13:

* Dan Gregory Blair to be deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management.

* Morris Winn to be an assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for administration and resource management.

* Linda Morrison Combs to be chief financial officer of the EPA.


Eli Fromm, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, is the first recipient of the National Academy of Engineering's Bernard M. Gordon Prize for engineering and technology education inventiveness.

Fromm has helped transform engineering education from its traditional focus on course content to a comprehensive program that develops human potential and integrates ideas across disciplines.

In addition, Robert Langer, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has received the National Academy of Engineering's Charles Stark Draper Prize. Langer's development of medical drug delivery technologies has helped transform the controlled-drug delivery industry and the ability to ease pain and suffering.

"The accomplishments of these highly respected engineers reflect the importance of federal funding in engineering research and education," said Joseph Bordogna, deputy director of the National Science Foundation.


Prasanna Mulgaonkar, director of SRI International's Advanced Automation Technology Center, has been selected to serve on the Army Science Board, the Army's senior scientific advisory body.

As a member of the board, Mulgaonkar will provide independent advice to the Army Department on critical issues relating to science and technology. His two-year term runs through 2003.

Mulgaonkar most recently served as consultant to the ASB, where he participated in two Summer Studies. He currently is leading a special study for the ASB on human/robot interface issues.

SRI International is a leading independent research institute based in Silicon Valley. SRI's Advanced Automation Technology Center's expertise includes applied research through the design and development of advanced prototypes and the delivery of advanced automation technologies to commercial and government clients.


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