DoD has named John H. James as the Director of the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) Transition Office.  James is currently serving as the executive director for logistics, maintenance, and industrial operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command.  His new job will be primarily to: 1) close down the NSPS (repealed in the FY2010 Defense Authorization Act); 2) direct the transition of former NSPS employees to other pay systems; and 3) design a new DoD-wide performance management and bonus distribution system for civilian employees.  He has said that he would work closely with employee union representatives during the transition to a new system.