BELTWAY BIZ

Keeping Posted: The kid in the upper photo of The Washington Post's feature on Orbital Sciences really is co-founder and CEO David Thompson, while the more mature-looking gent identified as such in the lower photo, in fact, is OrbComm subsidiary chief Alan Parker.


Something to Stand For: Congressman Bob Goodlatte, a heretofore low-profile member from Virginia's 6th District, is lead sponsor with Silicon Valley's Anna Eshoo, the Beltway's Tom Davis and Roscoe Bartlett, and others to kill the Clinton administration's key escrow proposal while proceeding to liberalize exports.

Let the Games Begin: Council on Competitiveness fellow Deborah Wince Smith, assistant secretary of Commerce/Technology in the Bush administration, is spearheading the Competitiveness Games, which test the viability of projects to commercialize federal lab technologies. The two-day sessions wrap up at midnight, an energized role player told Biz.

Pentagon to Quads: Sources close to Pentagon chief Bill Perry say the secretary definitely plans to trade in his E-ring suite for a professor's office at Stanford once the elections are over.

Anybody Who's Anybody: Joining an overflow crowd May 15 to cheer entrepreneur Mario Morino and his vision of the Potomac Knowledgeway challenge at the 1996 Greater Washington High Tech Awards Gala were West Group CEO Gerald Halpin, Board of Trade Chairman-elect Susan Williams, Lt. Gov. Don Beyer, Riggs Bank President Fred Bollerer, Shaw Pittman's John Dealy, Montgomery County's Mr. Technology, Cliff Kendall, Deloitte Managing Partner Tony Buzzelli, and CEO of the No. 1 company on WT's Fast 50 list, John Houston, whose time in the spotlight was extended as it made one last sweep to see if Houston's celebrity sister, Whitney, was in the crowd.

Biggest hand of the evening went to MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor's mother, when the entrepreneur asked the audience to help him fulfill a lifetime wish to provide his biggest fan with a standing ovation.

A Woman of Distinction: I-Net CEO and former Entrepreneur of the Year Kavelle Bajaj will be honored at Georgetown University by the National Association of Women Studies Leaders as 1996's Woman of Distinction.


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