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Public Printer Bruce James has tapped Steven Shedd to serve as the Government Printing Office’s chief financial officer.

In addition to serving in the newly created CFO post, Shedd will also be a member of GPO’s Management Council, which establishes agencywide policies. [IMGCAP(1)]

Shedd moves to Capitol Hill after spending 25 years in private-sector business, most recently serving three years as CFO and senior vice president for Keybridge Corp. and ClearBlue Technologies.

A graduate of Brandeis University, Shedd holds a bachelor’s in economics and an MBA from Boston University.

“He not only has extensive experience in manufacturing, he has worked in the high-tech fields of the 21st century where the GPO is headed,” Deputy Public Printer William Turri said of Shedd.

BlackBerry Boost. Can’t teach an old BlackBerry new tricks? Think again.

The e-mail devices carried by House Members and their staffs will soon get a kick as House Information Resources distributes new software.

The upgrade will include a new version of the operating system; software to read PDF files and Microsoft Word and Excel attachments; Internet access; a House e-mail address search program; and a spell-check. The new software will also allow users to remotely lock a BlackBerry or clear its memory if it is lost or stolen.

Hispanic Growth. The all-Republican Congressional Hispanic Conference, formed earlier this year in reaction to positions held by the all-Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus, recently gained four members: Reps. Chris Cannon (Utah), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Jerry Weller (Ill.), and Mary Bono (Calif.).

— Jennifer Yachnin and Bree Hocking

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