Roster Change

Fred Thompson, former assistant director for consulting and marketing for the Treasury Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer, has joined Unisys Corp. as a director overseeing the company's e-government projects.

Thompson, who left Treasury in November 2002, will start his new position Feb. 20, said Bill Piatt, a partner in the federal government group at Unisys.

For more, see "Treasury's Thompson to join Unisys."


Consultant Alan Balutis has been hired as president and chief operating officer at Veridyne Inc., a consulting firm focused on federal information technology.

For more, see "Balutis named Veridyne president."


Keith Brill has received the National Weather Service's (NWS) highest honor, the Isaac M. Cline Award, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Feb. 14.

Brill is a meteorologist at the NWS' Hydrometeorological Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md. He received the Cline Award in the meteorology category for pioneering work in the development of products generated automatically from human and weather-model forecasts, the development of numerically based precipitation-type guidance tools, the use of high-resolution model data, and the development of forecast verification tools.

Among the benefits of this work are improved forecasts of winter weather—especially precipitation types such as snow, rain or wintry mix—and better forecasts of impending summer heat, the most deadly meteorological phenomenon.


Jack Conroy has joined NCI Information Systems Inc. as technical director for civilian programs, NCI announced Feb. 13.

Conroy will serve as program manager for the General Services Administration's Connections and Safeguard II procurements.

Conroy previously established Winstar Government Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Winstar Communications Inc., and served as its vice president of programs. While there, his group was responsible for winning 14 state and local contracts worth a total of $2.4 billion.

Before Winstar, Conroy served as Defense information infrastructure architect at the Defense Information Systems Agency.


Thomas Anderson has been appointed as vice president at Raytheon Co. and the executive responsible for launching the firm's information technology division.

On Jan. 1, Anderson and his team introduced Raytheon Information Solutions, a business unit devoted to enterprise systems, information assurance, knowledge management, managed services and data storage/management.

Anderson has more than 20 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Raytheon, he held key leadership positions at Northrop Grumman Corp., Federal Data Corp. and Boeing Co.


Mark Holman has been retained by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) to provide strategic counsel on cybersecurity policy issues, the alliance announced Feb. 12.

Before January, Holman served as deputy assistant to the president for homeland security at the White House Office of Homeland Security. He previously was chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge during Ridge's tenure as Pennsylvania governor and his service in the House of Representatives.

Holman recently rejoined Blank Rome LLP as a member of the law firm's Government Relations Department in its Washington, D.C., office.

BSA is devoted to educating computer users worldwide on software copyrights and cybersecurity. It also advocates public policy that fosters innovation and expands trade opportunities, and it fights software piracy.


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