Roster Change

Denny Groh, acting assistant commissioner of service delivery at the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service, has left the agency for a position with Siemens Corp.

John Johnson, assistant commissioner of service development, has taken over Groh's role.

Johnson, who joined GSA in 2000, was a project manager at the Defense Information Systems Agency in the late 1990s and helped the Defense Department make the transition from the FTS 2000 telecommunications contract to FTS 2001.

Groh's task at GSA was to oversee the contract's daily use. Johnson will take over those operational duties while continuing to work in contract development.

For more, see "Changing of FTS 2001 guard."

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Lt. Gen. Robert Wagner ascended to deputy commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., on Jan. 24.

He takes over the job from Navy Vice Adm. Martin Mayer, who had assumed the deputy commander role in 2000. Mayer is retiring after 36 years of service.

For the past two years, Wagner served as commander of the U.S. Army's Southern European Task Force (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy, the Army's premier force in Italy.

Wagner will help guide the command toward accomplishing its primary mission: leading the U.S. military in transformation, training, experimentation and integration.

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Vincent Taylor was sworn in Jan. 21 as the Transportation Department's assistant secretary for administration.

He formerly was the department's deputy chief of staff. He replaces Melissa Allen, who will be working on transition issues for the Homeland Security Department.

Taylor will lead management and administrative programs for DOT, including human resources, building and personnel security, and procurement.

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Rick Rosenburg, who headed EDS' efforts on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet from the end of 1999 until the middle of last year, has left the company to become a managing partner at Unisys Corp.

Rosenburg was EDS' program executive for NMCI even before the company was awarded the $6.9 billion contract in October 2000. In July 2002, he received a promotion to lead the development and deployment of similar enterprise efforts for other government clients.

He was succeeded by Bill Richard, a 22-year EDS veteran and formerly enterprise client executive for EDS' business with Continental Airlines Inc.

For more, see "Former NMCI exec heads to Unisys."

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Tom McDermott has been named senior vice president of Scientific and Engineering Solutions Inc. and head of its growing information assurance practice, the company announced Jan. 23.

One of McDermott's responsibilities will be to focus on integrating commercial security products with the current government infrastructure to enhance the overall effectiveness of the government's information assurance mission.

McDermott is a former deputy director for information system security at the National Security Agency.

His most recent positions were as a consultant to various Defense Department agencies on signals intelligence and information security matters. He also has served in senior leadership positions at OAO Corp. and CACI International Inc., where he led their respective information security practices.

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