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Kenneth Alibek and Charles Bailey have been named executive administrators of George Mason University's new Center for Biodefense at its Prince William, Va., campus. Alibek is former first deputy chief of the civilian branch of the Soviet Union's Offensive Biological Weapons Program. Bailey is former commander for research at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Leica Geosystems of Atlanta has appointed Scott Miller and Ludger Ullrich as vice presidents of airborne data acquisition in charge of products with the recently acquired LH Systems subsidiary. They take on the responsibilities of Bruce Wald, outgoing chief executive officer and president of LH Systems.

The SheaHedges Group, a McLean, Va., communications agency, hired Stacia Anson as account director. Anson has more than eight years of public relations and communications experience in the high-tech and financial services industries, most recently at FitzGerald Communications. She will create and manage the strategic communications programs at the firm.

Tele Atlas North America, Menlo Park, Calif., the U.S. arm of digital mapping firm Tele Atlas, a provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information for the United States, appointed David MacKenzie as chief financial officer. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial management, operations and strategy development, and most recently served as CFO of CyberScan Technology Inc.

Indus Corp., Vienna, Va., announced that the Industry Advisory Council selected Mike Vogel, Indus senior business development director, as an industry participant in the IT Partners Class of 2002. The program gives federal and industry technology executives a chance to learn the ins and outs of how their counterparts do business. Vogel will be paired with a federal industry partner from Feb. 12 to Nov. 5.

Soza & Company Ltd., Fairfax, Va., hired Donald Zimmerman as senior vice president of the Information Technology Division. Before joining the company, Zimmerman was chief executive officer of Synergy Inc., which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Soza in early 2002. Soza provides information technology, management consulting and financial services.Diverse Technologies Corp. of Upper Marlboro, Md., named Frances Litten vice president of business development. Litten joined the company in 1996 and had led the company's marketing and proposal efforts targeting commercial and local, state and federal clients.

Scott Metcalf has been named president and chief executive officer of Semio, a San Mateo, Calif., provider of content categorization and indexing software. Metcalf will replace retiring CEO Roger Ferguson who will remain on Semio's board of directors. Metcalf was founder and CEO of Digitivity, a Java server and security software company.

The firm was acquired by Citrix. Metcalf also served as CEO of HAL Computer Systems, a maker of supercomputing workstations and servers, later acquired by Fujitsu; and Dynabook Computers, a portable computer design firm acquired by Unisys.

Sytex Inc., a Doylestown, Pa., information technology company, promoted Alan Zimmerman to senior director of the Technology Integration Division of Special Operations based in Vienna, Va. Zimmerman joined Sytex in 2000.

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