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John Johnson was selected as the new assistant commissioner for service development at the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service. He replaces Bruce Brignull who retired in July. Johnson will be responsible for providing project management and technical expertise on telecommunications acquisitions, defining telecommunications service solutions, implementing plans to acquire services and ensuring that all aspects of services remain cost effective. Prior to joining GSA, he worked with the Department of Defense as deputy program manager for the Defense Information System Network and in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence.

Steve Hunt, former IT and infrastructure director of Vista Information Technologies, joined SI International Inc., an IT and telecommunications company in McLean, Va., serving government and commercial clients, as chief information officer. He will manage all of the company's IT and telecommunications resources.

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Integrated Systems Sector, Los Angeles, appointed two new directors for three branches of the U.S. armed forces. Timothy R. Beard will be the director of business development for integrated products for the Navy and Marine Corps. He served in the Navy for 34 years. John W. Brooks will be the director of business development for Air Force customers, and was in the Air Force for 28 years. Both will lead the company's business development and marketing efforts within the military branches and build an advocacy group within the national security policy community.

James Karl was hired as the director of sales for Govolution Inc. of Washington. The company is an service provider that provides Web design and transaction processing for governments. Karl will be responsible for direct sales and managing all partner and alliance relationships.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge appointed Linda Rosenberg as the director for the Justice Network, the state's integrated criminal justice system. The JNET project was launched by the governor in 1997 to help local and state police, courts, prisons and probation and parole officers exchange information on people moving through the criminal justice system to better track individuals. Rosenberg worked for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for eight years as the information technology manager and manager of the commission's Computer Laboratory and Training Center.SI International, McLean, Va., announced several promotions. Catherine McMahon was promoted to executive vice president in charge of the company's learning and performance support solutions area. Christopher Gerken was promoted to media relations director, part of the sales and marketing division of SI International. He will be responsible for establishing and maintaining all contact with the press and managing the company's advertising initiatives. Joe Dickhudt, formerly the vice president of special projects, will be the vice president and general manager for the eastern region Telecom Professional Services practice area. He will be responsible for developing resources that will support telecommunications companies and the growth of the industry in the region east of the Mississippi River. John Howard, former executive vice president, will be executive vice president in charge of account sales. He will implement an agency account structure to support the emerging business markets.

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