Ed Hart, former deputy director for information systems security at the National Security Agency, has joined Science Applications International Corp. as a vice president and director of the company's Center for Information Protection.
SAIC also named Mike Higgins, formerly chief of countermeasures at the Defense Information Systems Agency, as director of technology assessment at the information protection center. In addition, the company named Ken Van Wyk, formerly chief of the Vulnerabilities Analysis Assessment Program at DISA, to be SAIC's technology director for systems emergency response.
The Navy Exchange Service Command, Virginia Beach, Va., named William Finefield its chief information officer.
Finefield has more than 28 years of experience in the federal information management field, most recently serving as administrator of the Defense Logistics Agency Information Processing Center, Richmond, Va. Before that, he served as director of the Office of Telecommunications and Information Systems at the Defense General Supply Center in Richmond.
Glenn Ricart has been named head of research and development for Novell Inc. Ricart leaves his position as head of the University of Maryland's Computer Science Center. Ricart had been on loan to the Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he managed a national program in computer systems and communications research.
Ricart played a significant role in the development of the Internet and founded SURAnet, the first and largest of the NSF regional networks that initially made up NSFnet.
Computer Sciences Corp. appointed Jerome Hilmes president of its Falls Church, Va.-based Applied Technology Division. Hilmes succeeds Gary Hobbs, who has left the company.
Hilmes joined CSC in 1992 after retiring from the Army as a lieutenant general. His last Army post was as director for information systems for command, control, communications and computers.