Roster change

Raymond Orbach has been sworn in as director of the Energy Department's Office of Science, DOE announced March 14. Orbach was confirmed by the Senate March 4.

With an annual budget of $3.3 billion, the Office of Science is the principal funding agency of the nation's research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics and fusion energy sciences.

As director of the office, Orbach also will serve as the science adviser to the Energy secretary and vice chairman of the department's Research and Development Council.

Orbach has been chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, since 1992.

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William Mehuron, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) and chief information officer for the institute, has announced his retirement effective April 3. ITL deputy director Susan Zevin will serve as acting director until a successor to Mehuron is named.

ITL works with industry, research and government organizations to make IT more usable, secure, scalable and interoperable. The laboratory also develops computer security standards and guidelines for the federal government.

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Mark Krzysko is the new deputy director for electronic business at the Office of Defense Procurement. Krzysko, who becomes a member of the Senior Executive Service, comes from the Naval Air Systems Team, where he was division director for electronic commerce solutions.

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The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) will present its national awards March 19 at the Library of Congress. The honorees are as follows:

* The National Defense University Library will be recognized as the 2001 Federal Library/Information Center of the Year for its high level of customer service, the development of outstanding collections in support of the university's mission and its extraordinary reference services. In 2001, the library began offering digital library access to distance-learning students and also digitized the personal papers of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

* Two individuals tied for 2001 Federal Librarian of the Year: Pamela Dawes, director of the Haskell Library at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan., and Lynne Tobin, chief of the reference library at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency in Bethesda, Md.

* Leslie Yeakley, library technician at the Defense Technical Information Center Technical Library at Fort Belvoir, Va., is the 2001 Federal Library Technician of the Year.

For more information on the awards, visit www.loc.gov/flicc/awards.html.

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