Roster Change

Stephen Varholy will retire as deputy chief financial officer for NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., effective Sept. 3. Varholy, who spent a decade in public accounting before joining the government, also has been the agency's acting CFO.

Kenneth Winter, from NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., will serve as acting deputy CFO until a permanent replacement is selected. Winter is Langley's CFO and was the deputy for NASA headquarters before Varholy.

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The Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to recruiting and retaining excellence in the federal civil service, announced two new staff members Aug. 23:

* Marta Tellado, vice president for communications. Previously, she was director of domestic policy programs at the Center for National Policy.

* Jeffrey Yeager, vice president for development. Previosly, he was executive director of the American Canoe Association.

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Cathy Tilton, SAFLink Corp.'s director of special projects, has been appointed to serve a three-year term as the international representative of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) M1 Biometrics group.

Tilton will be representing the United States on the committee, which is leading efforts to establish standards for the interchange and interoperability of biometric technologies for future submission to the International Organization for Standardization.

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Bill Clark has joined portal software and Web services vendor Epicentric Inc. as vice president of government operations. Clark is a 20-year veteran of the software and information technology industry.

Mark Steinberg, who has been with Epicentric for three years, has been promoted to senior government solutions architect.

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Ayesha Rahman has been named business development manager and Katherine Rettenmaier has been named senior consultant at Savantage Financial Services Inc., a provider of accounting, financial systems and IT solutions to government and commercial markets.

Rahman returns to Savantage after earning a master's degree of business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was responsible for project management and product marketing for Savantage from 1996 to 2000, and will be working to expand the company's presence in the government and commercial markets.

Rettenmaier, who has more than eight years of technical consulting experience, will be working to expand Savantage's Oracle financial application practice.

Savantage customers include the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Federal Maritime Commission and the Census Bureau.

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Phyllis Johnson has been named director of government sales at Vicinity Corp., a provider of Web, wireless and speech-based applications that enable enterprises to direct customers to a local store or office.

Johnson has spent the past 14 years selling and managing sales organizations exclusively dealing with government agencies and federal systems integrators.

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