Roster Change

Anne Reed has been named as president of Acquisition Solutions, a consulting firm that helps the federal government retool its procurement practices.

Reed most recently was president of EDS' state and local government group. Prior to that, she was the chief information officer at the Agriculture Department. She has had more than 20 years experience with the federal government.

For more, see "Reed joining Acquisition Solutions"


Judith Russell, an electronic information expert and trained librarian, has been named the new superintendent of documents at the Government Printing Office.

Russell was named to the position last month and began her new job Jan. 6. She will be in charge of ensuring that the public has the best possible access to government information.

Prior to her appointment, Russell served as deputy director of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.

From 1991 to 1996, Russell was director of GPO's Office of Electronic Information Services, where she helped establish GPO Access and led the development of GPO's 1996 report to Congress on how to make a successful transition to a more electronic federal depository library program.

For more, see "Russell tapped for GPO post."


George Taylor has been appointed deputy public printer, the second highest position within the Government Printing Office.

On Jan. 6, Taylor began serving as chief operating officer of GPO, responsible for overseeing its day-to-day printing, printing procurement and information dissemination operations serving, Congress, federal agencies and the public.

Taylor comes to GPO after more than 23 years in information publishing. His most recent position was senior vice president for operations for Thompson Corp., an $8 billion information organization with 43,000 employees globally, where he was responsible for coordinating technology, human resources, real estate, purchasing and cost reduction initiatives.


William Edward (Ed) Flynn III, widely respected for his knowledge of civil service issues, has retired from the Office of Personnel Management after three decades of public service.

Flynn, an army veteran and career member of the Senior Executive Service, has been senior policy adviser to OPM Director Kay Coles James.

As James' senior policy adviser, a position he accepted in early 2002, Flynn was a fixture during the torrent of activities at OPM that enabled the Bush administration to get legislation passed establishing the Homeland Security Department. He also advised James during the yearlong study that concluded recently with the announcement that OPM would be restructured based on professional staff recommendations to better serve internal and external customers.

Flynn previously was the associate director of OPM's Retirement and Insurance Service. He also made greater use of automation to revive the agency's Retirement Information Office, which receives more than 1 million letters and telephone calls annually.


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