The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics to David J. Wineland. Wineland is a physicist at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and receives the award “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems,” according to an Oct. 9 press release. This is NIST’s fourth Nobel Prize in Physics in the past 15 years.
Wineland, who said he learned of the award when Academy officials called his Colorado home at 3:30 a.m., shortly before making the official Oct. 9 announcement, shares the honor with French native and longtime friend Serge Haroche of the Collège de France and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Wineland holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is currently based in Boulder, Colo., as a NIST Fellow.
Posted by Emily Cole on Oct 09, 2012 at 6:27 AM0 comments
The Defense Information Systems Agency has made changes in two posts key to the agency’s IT operations.
David Bennett, pictured at left, has been named the new CIO of DISA, according to an Oct. 2 announcement from the Defense Department. Bennett previously served as the agency’s vice component acquisition executive.
Bennett was preceded as CIO by Henry Sienkiewicz, who served in the position since May 2010. Sienkiewicz has been named as DISA’s vice chief information assurance executive.
Posted by Amber Corrin on Oct 02, 2012 at 3:10 PM0 comments
Kay Kapoor is leaving her job as head of Accenture Federal Services, Washington Technology reported on Sept. 14.
John Goodman, who’s the managing director in charge of defense and intelligence business at Accenture, will be interim head of Accenture Federal Services, according to the report.
Kapoor had the position since February 2011. There was no information available about why she is stepping down or where she is going.
Posted by FCW Staff on Sep 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM0 comments