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President Clinton will nominate Air Force General John A. Gordon, currently the deputy CIA director, to lead the new National Nuclear Security Administration, Energy Department officials announced last week. Gordon has a long track record in the intelligence community and a background in nuclear arms. He served on President George Bush's national security team.

There's been a lot of activity at the General Services Administration lately:

Jackie A. Robinson is taking over the reins at the Office of Enterprise Development. He will lead GSA's small business program and serve as the program's liaison between government agencies and professional and trade associations. Robinson came to GSA in 1998 as Special Assistant to the Administrator responsible for Planet GSA, Smart Cards, and the Investment Board.

GSA's Charles Fernandez has his hands full these days. The director of human resources for the Greater Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions will also head the agency's Race Initiatives program.

GSA alum William R. Lawson was recently named Acting Executive Director at the National Capital Planning Commission. Lawson, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, makes policy recommendations to the Commission affecting the planning and development interests of the federal government in the national capital region.

Deidre Lee starts as the Pentagon's new director of procurement later this month, replacing Eleanor Spector, who retired in February. Lee will manage DoD procurement policies and serve as the principal advisor to Jacques Gansler, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics. Lee has served as the head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy since July 1998.

The federal Chief Information Officers Council has established a new electronic government committee to handle the responsibilities of the Government Information Technology Services Board, which is being dismantled. Three CIOs have been selected as chairmen of the new committee: Alan Balutis from the Commerce Department, John Dyer from the Social Security Administration and George Molaski from the Transportation Department.

Award-winning oceanographer Paul F. Moersdorf is the new director of the National Data Buoy Center at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Moersdorf will lead efforts to improve the center's ability to obtain meteorological and oceanographic measurements that help NOAA's National Weather Service prepare forecasts that impact the nation's marine community and industry.

President Clinton nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Ronald E. Keys for appointment to lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Allied Air Forces South and commander, Sixteenth Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe, Naples, Italy. Keys is currently director of Operations, J-3, United States European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

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