BELTWAY BIZ

BR> Elvis Sighting in Washington:
One of the more unusual (and frankly, embarrassing) moments at the Tenth Annual Washington Business Hall of Fame Banquet held in Washington last week was a clip of Dan Bannister, chairman of DynCorp, in a music video where he did a full Elvis impersonation.

Bannister was one of the winners this year at the benefit for the nonprofit group Junior Achievement, which gets the proceeds from the event. Other winners were Norman Augustine, chairman of Lockheed Martin Corp.; Oliver Carr Jr., chairman of Oliver Carr Co.; Stephen Harlan, chairman of H.G. Smithy Co.; and Ivan Selin, former chairman of the board of American Management Systems Inc.

Government Defectors:
The top two officials at the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service office are leaving next month to join Federal Sources Inc., a McLean, Va., information technology research and consulting firm.

Robert Woods, who has served as commissioner of FTS for three years, will become president and chief operating officer at Federal Sources. John Okay, who has been FTS' deputy commissioner for two years, will become senior vice president and head of the special studies and telecommunications division at Federal Sources. Thomas Hewitt will turn over the president title to Woods but will keep his chairman and chief executive officer titles.

NVTC Schmoozefest:
Teligent's CEO Alex Mandl was a no-show for his scheduled keynote address to the Northern Virginia Technology Council's annual awards dinner in McLean. Instead, Bell Atlantic executive James Cullen filled in with a promise of a short speech in exchange for the audience's chatting to be kept to a dull roar. The 950-person crowd kept the bargain, a neat trick for such relentless networkers.

Big topics of conversation at the reception under a tent on the Hilton's front lawn included the stock market crash two days before (nobody seemed to be worried in the least) and the status of the NBC Nightly News piece on Northern Virginia as the next Silicon Valley (informed sources pegged Nov. 1 as the likely air date).

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