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Ann Mitchell joined Planet Technologies Inc., Germantown, Md., as director of educational services. She will lead Microsoft solution and service opportunities in education. Mitchell managed education partnerships for Microsoft Corp.

R. Michael Peak joined Apogen Technologies Inc., McLean, Va., as corporate vice president of contracts and will oversee government and commercial contracts. Peak led operations for Northrop Grumman Corp.'s contracts, pricing and procurement department.

Steven Springsteel was named president of Verity Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. Springsteel will continue as chief financial officer of the company, a post he has held since January 2003. Anthony Bettencourt, who relinquished the president title, will continue as CEO.

Former National Counter-Terrorism Center Director John Brennan joined the Analysis Corp. as president and CEO. Brennan also was director of NCTC's predecessor, CIA's Terrorist Threat Integration Center.

Former NASA scientist K. Stuart Shea joined San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp.'s Intelligence Group as senior vice president and general manager for the space and geospatial intelligence business unit. Shea most recently was vice president and executive director for TASC Inc.'s space and intelligence business unit in Northrop Grumman's IT Sector. Former Titan Corp. CFO and Treasurer Mark Sopp joined SAIC as executive vice president and CFO, replacing Tom Darcy, who assumes the new position of executive vice president of strategic projects.

Former Navy Rear Adm. Hamlin Tallent joined Sentek Consulting Inc. of San Diego as vice president of C4I systems. Tallent previously was director of operations for the U.S. European Command.

Jim Anderson, Patrice D'Eramo and Steve Hoffman have joined Cisco Systems Inc.'s federal area management team. Anderson, director of Defense Department operations, previously was Dell Inc.'s vice president of enterprise sales for government, education and health care. D'Eramo, director of federal marketing, previously held a similar position at Hewlett-Packard Co. Hoffman, director of civilian operations, transferred from Cisco's commercial business organization, where he was a regional manager.

Jason Frye is the new vice president of defense and intelligence systems at digital video systems developer MediaWare Solutions Inc. of Washington. Frye was with L-3 Communications Inc.'s Government Services Inc.

Michael Keane will succeed Leon Level as corporate vice president and CFO of Computer Sciences Corp. Keane, CSC vice president of finance, until earlier this year was senior vice president and CFO of Unova Inc. Level, CSC's CFO since August 1989, will continue as a corporate vice president and will keep responsibility for corporate supply-chain management and administrative services.

Margaret Munson joined the board of directors of McDonald Bradley Inc., Herndon, Va. For more than 30 years, Munson has held several senior roles at the Defense Intelligence Agency, including executive roles at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense and the Defense Security Service.

R. Paul Ryan was named administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, Va. He had been acting administrator since November 2004. Previously at DTIC, Ryan was deputy administrator responsible for daily operations, budget and personnel.
Kristin Bass was named vice president of strategic development in the Washington office of Chicago-based National Alliance for Health IT. Bass comes to the industry group from her role as vice president of federal affairs for WellPoint Health Networks Inc.

Former Army Col. Michael Simone, John Houck and Fred Pang have joined management consultancy McNeil Technologies Inc., Springfield, Va. Simone is vice president, Language Services Center. Until September, he was commandant of Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Houck, now vice president of operations at ViStar Consulting Center, came to McNeil through its acquisition of IT management consultancy ViStar Inc. Pang, ViStar founder and president, is senior vice president of ViStar Consulting.

Jon Dorrick joined systems integrator ITS Corp., Oxnard, Calif., as senior vice president of business development. Dorrick most recently was business development director for two of General Dynamics Corp.'s Advanced Information Systems' strategic business units.

Aaron Budgor joined the World Wide Consortium for the Grid, Reston, Va., as managing director of commercial operations and will help drive public-private partnerships to develop tools to support network-centric operations for global security and commerce. Budgor is founder and CEO of IT consultancy Aaron Budgor and Associates.

Seth Blumenfeld was named to the board of directors for Telkonet Inc., Germantown, Md. He fills a vacancy created by the death in September of David Grimes, company founder and chairman.

Thomas Burke and Len Porcano have joined management consultancy Plus Three LP. Burke, the new COO, will be based in the company's Washington office. He was lead developer for Bigfoot Interactive, now part of Alliance Data Systems.

Porcano, previously vice president of development at the Pirt Group, joins the company at its New York headquarters.

Bill Hayden, director of supplier performance at Honeywell Aerospace Inc., joined the board of directors for supply-chain management industry group Supplier Excellence Alliance, Irvine, Calif.

Nathan Shuchami was named vice president of sales at e-mail spam filter developer Blue Security Inc., Menlo Park, Calif. Shuchami was a vice president of sales for software developer Enigma Inc.

Philip Gray joined government IT contractor Hi-Tec Systems Inc., Arlington, Va., as vice president of business development. Gray comes to Hi-Tec after 22 years with Raytheon Technical Services Co.

Paul Leslie will continue as president when he replaces Todd Stottlemyer as CEO of Apogen Technologies, now a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ North America, the defense arm of QinetiQ Ltd., Farnborough, U.K. Leslie was president and COO of Apogen Technologies, McLean, Va., before its recent acquisition by QinetiQ. Stottlemyer will join the National Federation of Independent Businesses as that organization's president and CEO.

Suss Consulting Inc., a provider of IT consulting services to government and contractors, appointed two senior-level executives: Ret. Air Force Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch as executive vice president and Tom Childs as executive consultant.

Dennis Kelly Jr. was named president of IT outsourcing services provider TechTeam Government Solutions Inc., Southfield, Mich. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TechTeam Global Inc., Chantilly, Va. Kelly comes to TechTeam from Anteon International Corp.


At Social and Scientific Systems Inc., Silver Spring, Md.: Laura Dechter to vice president. Dechter will continue as deputy director of the worldwide meetings and communications division.

At SheaHedges Group LLC, McLean, Va.: Sara Luster to account supervisor.

At Citrix Systems Inc., Bethesda, Md.: Thomas Simmons Jr. to area vice president, government systems. Simmons is responsible for managing all aspects of Citrix Federal government operations.

At Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va., 11 new vice presidents: in Washington, Michael Farber, IT strategy, investment management, enterprise architecture, and organizational transformation; in McLean, Margo Fitzpatrick, financial and commercial system services for financial institutions and government regulatory and treasury agencies; in Crystal City, Va., Patricia Goforth, communications engineering and infrastructure solutions for information sharing and management; in Falls Church, Va., Janet Lyman, disaster modeling of national telecom asset performance; in McLean, Angela Messer, IT and systems; in Norfolk, Va., Anthony Mitchell, Hampton Roads office business coordination; in Rockville, Md., Robin Portman, strategic planning, federal agency health-care IT integration; in McLean, Bob Post, information assurance program analysis; in McLean, Gale Smith, operations, training and acquisition, and large-scale distributed modeling and simulation; in Herndon, Va., Jack Welsh Jr., National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency support; and, in Herndon, Va., Abe Zwany, workforce planning, organization design, and human resources consulting services.

At Northrop Grumman Corp.: Kelley Zelickson to sector vice president of mission assurance and process-improvement initiative Six Sigma at the company's Mission Systems sector, Reston, Va.; Linda Mills to vice president of operations and processes at the company's IT sector; Ian Ziskin to corporate vice president and chief human resources and administrative officer. At the Electronic Systems Sector: John Johnson to sector vice president and general manager of the aerospace systems division; Joseph Ensor to vice president of the sector's combat avionics systems business unit.

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