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BY Florence Olsen

"Welles: Teleworking lingo" [Federal Computer Week, Aug. 4, 2004]
U.S. Patent and Trademark officials are expected to name David Freeland as the agency's new chief information officer, pending clearance from the Office of Personnel Management.

Freeland, deputy commissioner for management information systems at the Texas Department of Human Services, has 25 years of information technology experience and oversees a staff of 600 career employees. He is credited with setting up a successful project portfolio management repository for the department, among other things.

At USPTO, he would be responsible for a $250 million budget, a staff of 500 career employees and a complex IT environment.

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