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Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., hired Bruce Mehlman and Kent Jenkins for its Washington office.

Mehlman was named assistant Washington representative and policy counsel. Previously, he served as general counsel and policy director for the House Republican Conference, where he focused on high-tech issues.

Jenkins, who will manage Cisco's Washington media relations, joined Burson Marsteller's Washington office in 1998 after more than a decade as a reporter with The Washington Post and US News & World Report.

Vista Information Technologies Inc., Herndon, Va., hired Steve Rixse as vice president of federal accounts. Previously, he was regional vice president of Sterling Software's applications development division. Vista provides total network services to commercial clients and government agencies.

Dataline Inc., a systems integrator in Norfolk, Va., hired Dan Coco as vice president of sales and Ron Hancock as vice president of engineering and management services.

Coco will be responsible for the federal sales organization. Previously, he was the federal sales manager with Digital Equipment/Compaq for the Navy account team.

Hancock will be responsible for management and marketing of contracts, providing engineering, technical and management support services provided out of Dataline's offices in Charleston, S.C.; Norfolk; San Diego and Washington.

Zmax Corp., Germantown, Md., hired Michael Hildreth to head the company's new management consulting practice. Previously, he was vice president of technology for CNA Insurance.

Zmax is an information technology consulting firm.

O'Keeffe & Company Inc., a high-tech marketing communications agency in McLean, Va., hired marketing communications professionals Melissa Debach and Evan Weisel.

Debach, who will work in the Broomall, Pa., office, previously worked for the state of Pennsylvania and Walt Disney World Co.

Weisel, who will work in the McLean office, previously worked for the Merritt Group and Stackig Advertising and Public Relations.

DRS Technologies Inc., Parsippany, N.J., hired retired Navy Capt. Michael Crocker as vice president of government relations.

DRS Technologies develops and manufactures mission-critical products for communications, data storage, digital imaging, electro-optics, flight safety and space.
Bell Atlantic Federal, Washington, promoted Daniel Felder to director of marketing and channel management, and Randall Lucas to vice president of sales and marketing.

Felder will be responsible for directing the management of existing key federal contracts, including the General Services Administration schedule, and oversee market research and marketing communications. He also will oversee product management teams, which are responsible for development, implementation and management of marketing activities and programs within the federal market.

Lucas will be responsible for supervising civilian and military sales activities worldwide.

He also will oversee development of major contract bids submitted to the federal government and direct the engineering, channel management, product management and marketing departments.

Mitre Corp., Bedford, Mass., promoted James Babcock to Mitre fellow in its Center for Integrated Intelligence Systems in McLean, Va.

Mitre is an independent not-for-profit systems engineering company engaged in scientific and technical work in the public interest.

Grant Thornton LLP, an accounting and consulting firm in Washington, promoted Paul Wohlleben to principal, a non-CPA senior executive with the same full ownership benefits and stature as a partner.

Wohlleben will assume a broader leadership role for the firm's Global Government Group, with specific responsibility for the government information technology, performance management and state and local practices.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a professional services organization in Tysons Corner, Va., named Kris Muller and Alicia Wilkinson partners.

Muller will be a member of the assurance/business advisory services practice of the firm's Technology, Info-Comm and Entertainment Group. Wilkinson will be a member of the tax group in the same practice.

MCI WorldCom Inc. in McLean, Va., promoted Anthony Bardo to executive director of civilian networks for MCI WorldCom Government Markets.

Previously, Bardo was the director of civilian networks.

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