Homeland security gets CIO

The Bush administration earlier this month hired Steve Cooper as special assistant to the president and senior director for information integration and chief information officer in the Office of Homeland Security, according to an office spokeswoman.

Cooper most recently was CIO of Corporate Staffs and executive director of Strategic Information Delivery for Corning Inc. in Corning, N.Y.

At the Office of Homeland Security, Cooper will be responsible for guiding the development of information, integration architectures and road maps to enable the federal government to share homeland security information with state and local governments and with the private sector.

In January, the Bush administration named Norman Lorentz as the first chief technology officer at the Office of Management and Budget. Part of Lorentz's role is to provide information technology support to the Office of Homeland Security. He is also in charge of developing the federal enterprise architecture.

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