Roster change

Retired Navy Vice. Adm. Arthur Cebrowski has been selected to lead the Defense Department's newly created Office of Force Transformation. The Pentagon made the appointment official Nov. 26.

Cebrowski is the former president of the Naval War College and is a respected military information technology leader. Reporting directly to the secretary and deputy secretary of Defense, Cebrowski will spearhead the Pentagon's efforts to evaluate transformation activities of each of the services, and he will recommend steps for integrating those activities into other efforts.

For more see, "Cebrowski chosen for Transformation".

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Frank Cilluffo is taking on an expanded role in the Bush administration's new homeland security team, SSP Solutions Inc. announced Nov. 26. Cilluffo will relinquish his seat on the SSP board of directors as he becomes special assistant to the president and an adviser for external affairs on homeland security.

Cilluffo has long been considered an expert on transnational crime, terrorism, information warfare and information assurance, and national security policy. He had served as chairman and co-chairman of two homeland defense committees on terrorism, cyberthreats and information assurance well before Sept. 11.

He has been co-chairman of the Cyber Threats Task Force of the Homeland Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and deputy director of the CSIS Global Organized Crime Project.

At SSP, Cilluffo has been advising the company on its program to deploy USA (Universal Secure Access) smart cards.

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C. Patrick DeWitt has been named president of Space Systems/Loral and vice president of Loral Space and Communications Ltd. DeWitt has held management positions with SS/L and its predecessor companies since 1973.

He succeeds John Klineberg, who is retiring from Palo Alto, Calif.-based SS/L.

Klineberg joined Loral in 1995 and became SS/L's president in 1999. He will remain with the company as a member of the SS/L board of directors, the company announced Nov. 21.

Prior to becoming SS/L president, Klineberg oversaw the development, production and deployment of the Globalstar satellite constellation. Previously, he spent 25 years with NASA, including leadership positions at the Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA's Lewis Research Center.

SS/L designs, manufacturers and integrates satellites and satellite systems. Loral Space and Communications concentrates primarily on satellite manufacturing and satellite-based services.

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