You know it's coming--tax season. There's a reason I went into publishing: I'm terrible at math. So for people with poor accounting skills like me, tools like the H&R Block Tax Answers app are a lifesaver.
Kathleen Cowles has been named director of corporate and government affairs for LGS, Herndon, Virginia.
John H. James Jr. has been appointed director of the Program Executive Office, National Security Personnel System Transition Office, Washington, D.C.
"The difference there is that we don't want to prioritize and think just in terms of 'how do we secure information' without thinking through our real objective of assuring support for DOD missions."--Mark Orndorff, director of the PEO for Mission Assurance and Network Operations, DISA
Jack Stem has joined Dell Perot Systems Government Services Division, Fairfax, Virginia, as vice president for Defense Department sales.
Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Africa/commanding general, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Italy.
Outback Steakhouse has pledged $1 million to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency and morale support for active troops, veterans and their families. The public can help the restaurant chain meet its obligation by dining at Outback restaurants in the United States during the month of March and ordering off the "Red, White and Bloomin'" menu.
Brig. Gen. Russell J. Handy, USAF, has been named director, Air Component Coordination Element, U.S. Forces-Iraq, and commander, Detachment 2, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Baghdad, Iraq.
I'm a fan of all things Discovery: Animal Planet, TLC, and of course the Science and Military channels. So I'm particularly excited about the Discovery News iPhone application.