Roster Change

Pat Ways, president of business development for Computer Sciences Corp.'s Federal Sector, is retiring in mid-June.

Ways, an 11-year veteran of the firm, took his current position last summer, and has worked in information technology for about 40 years. The company has not formally announced Ways' decision.

Ways will leave by mid-June, and will be replaced by Austin Yerks, who is senior vice president of CSC's Federal Sector.

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President Bush announced on May 5 his intention to appoint Ronald James to be chief human capital officer for the Homeland Security Department.

James is a partner in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Prior to this, he served as administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Labor Department and as assistant general counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

For more, see "Agencies hiring human capital officers."

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David "Bruce" Johnson has been named as director of the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Service, and Linda Schuessler has been named deputy director.

They are responsible for managing the operations that ensure the safe and efficient flow of all air traffic — commercial, private and military — throughout the United States. The Air Traffic Service has a workforce of 24,000, including about 18,000 air traffic controllers.

Johnson succeeds Bill Peacock, who retired May 2 after 30 years with the FAA. Schuessler takes over from Jeff Griffith, who retired late last year.

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William Crowell has been appointed to the board of directors of ArcSight Inc., a provider of enterprise security risk management software.

Crowell is an independent consultant and expert in security and intelligence systems. He previously served as deputy director of the National Security Agency and was president and chief executive officer of Cylink Corp. until its acquisition by SafeNet Inc. in February 2003.

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Jimmie Slade has joined McNeil Technologies Inc. as vice president of the company's Language Services Center.

McNeil's Language Services Center provides immediate response for translation, interpretation and intelligence analysis support for the Defense Department and intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

In his new position, Slade will also help Florida and other states oversee a comprehensive interpretation services program that is required by law. Florida is the first state to implement the interpretation services program for refugees and immigrants.

During his 28-year military career, Slade served as the vice executive director of the Defense Human Intelligence Service for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He also served as deputy chief of staff for intelligence for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

More recently, Slade worked as a senior analyst and defense contractor consultant for MPRI Inc.

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Erik Mettala has been named vice president and director of Network Associates Laboratories.

He will be responsible for technology research efforts, including effectively managing current government projects, increasing research revenue for Network Associates Inc. and providing strategic direction to the Laboratories.

Mettala joins Network Associates after more than 32 years of research and development experience with private companies and government agencies including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army Communications-Electronics Command.

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