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Army names CXO

As part of Army headquarters' reorganization efforts, the service recently named Maj. Gen. John Scott as its chief integration officer (CXO). Scott started his duties Dec. 10, 2001. Another member of the newly created CXO's office, Craig Sincock, said the office would be integrating the work of the chief information officer, chief knowledge officer, chief technology officer and chief financial officer to create an enterprise network for the Army.

GSA's Alston heads to industry

Carolyn Alston, the General Services Administration Federal Supply Service's assistant commissioner for acquisition, retired last month from the federal government and will join Washington Management Group Inc. in March.

Alston will serve as general counsel and senior adviser for the organization, which runs the daily business of the Coalition for Government Procurement, an industry group representing federal contractors.

Microsoft exec gets nod

Howard Schmidt, Microsoft Corp.'s chief information security officer, is in line to be vice chairman of the federal Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. President Bush announced Dec. 21, 2001, his intention to nominate Schmidt to the board, which Bush created to coordinate the protection of the government's and the private sector's critical cyber assets.

Before working at Microsoft, Schmidt was director of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Computer Forensic Lab and Computer Crime and Information Warfare.

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