Roster Change

Clay Johnson III was confirmed by the Senate on June 11 to be deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

He replaces Mark Everson, who is now the Internal Revenue Service commissioner. Everson had been OMB deputy director for management since August 2002.

For more, see "Johnson confirmed at OMB."

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Retired Gen. Peter Schoomaker has been nominated by President Bush to be the next Army chief of staff, marking on only the second time that a president has reached into retired ranks to fill a high military position.

Schoomaker retired in November 2000 as the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The Senate must confirm Schoomaker before he can take up his new duties.

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Jeremiah Creedon, NASA's associate administrator for aerospace technology, is retiring after 40 years with the space agency. He will join the faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., effective July 3.

Creedon has held his present position since June 2002. Under him, the Office of Aerospace Technology developed innovative technology for aeronautics and space applications. He was responsible for developing new university and commercial partnerships that developed and exploited technology breakthroughs.

J. Victor Lebacqz, associate director for aerospace programs at NASA's Ames Research Center, will serve as acting associate administrator for aerospace technology.

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Two Defense Department contracting officers were recognized June 12 for innovative business practices:

Charles Bright, with U.S. Special Operations Command, McDill Air Force Base, Fla., and Nancy Gunderson, of the Pentagon Renovation Program, received their awards at the Third Annual Federal Acquisition Conference held last week in Tysons Corner, Va.

Bright received the Ida Ustad Award for Excellence in Acquisition from Stephen Perry, Administrator of the General Services Administration. GSA sponsors the award, which is named in honor of the late Ida Mae Ustad, a former deputy associate administrator at GSA.

Bright was recognized for his significant contributions directly supporting the global war on terrorism and for developing the contract to equip MH-53M helicopters with a new defensive system.

Gunderson received the Elmer B. Staats Young Acquisition Professional Excellence Award from Bill Tuttle of the Procurement Round Table. Gunderson is the first-ever recipient of the award, which is sponsored by the Procurement Round Table in cooperation with the Procurement Executives Council. The award is named in honor of a former comptroller general of the United States.

Gunderson was lauded for managing about $1 billion in project contracts, including the post-Sept. 11, 2001, Pentagon reconstruction, known as the Phoenix Project.

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Cmdr. Michele Burk, a team leader with the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP), Mechanicsburg, Pa., has been selected as the Military Logistician of the Year as part of the 2002 Adm. Stan Arthur Awards for Logistics Excellence.

The awards recognize military and civilian logisticians who epitomize excellence in logistics planning and execution.

The award recognizes Burk's efforts in leading the design, development and implementation of the Advanced Planning System component of the Naval Supply Systems Command's Supply Maintenance Aviation Re-engineering Team.

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John Peterson, a 19-year veteran of EDS, has been named vice president and general manager of the government and system integration practices of Daou Systems Inc., a provider of IT consulting and management services to healthcare organizations.

The move signifies a new focus for Daou on growth in the government healthcare marketplace. Many of Peterson's years with EDS were focused on health care IT in the federal government. Most recently he built EDS' multimillion-dollar business relationship with the Department of Veterans Affairs, providing consulting and IT services primarily in the area of their hospital systems.

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/fcw/articles/2003/0609/web-johnson-06-13-03.asp, director and chief executive officer of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, has announced that he will be leaving the SEI to become a vice president at Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, effective Sept. 1.

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Retired Navy Rear Adm. /fcw/articles/2003/0609/web-johnson-06-13-03.asp, chief executive officer and publisher of the U.S. Naval Institute, has given notice of his intent to leave the Naval Institute, effective June 13.

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