Roster Change

Navy chief information officer David Wennergren said Feb. 20 that two people tentatively have been named as Navy Department deputy CIOs:

* Rear Adm. Thomas Zelibor has been selected to be the Navy Department deputy CIO for the Navy. Zelibor is the director of the Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control Division of Naval Operations.

* Brig. Gen. John Thomas has been selected to be the Navy Department deputy CIO for the Marine Corps. Thomas is the Marine Corps CIO as well as the Marines' director for command, control, communications and computers.

For more, see "Navy Dept. deputy CIOs selected."


Tony Montemarano, principal director for network services at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has been selected to be program director for the Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) initiative.

Montemarano will be responsible for overall program performance and will provide guidance to the program manager for the implementation of this network-centric, transformational initiative in late 2003.

The GIG-BE will be a secure, optical terrestrial network that delivers very high-speed classified and unclassified IP services to key locations worldwide.

Air Force Brig. Gen.-select Steve Lanning will replace Montemarano as DISA principal director for network services. Lanning also will work closely with Montemarano to implement the GIG-BE program.


Dawn Meyerriecks, DISA's chief technology officer, has been tapped to lead the Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) initiative, which is designed to provide cutting-edge, Web-based, networked applications to the Defense Department.

Her challenge will be to develop and field capabilities that will change the way warfighters receive and process information.


Charles McQueary was nominated Feb. 14 to be undersecretary for science and technology for the Homeland Security Department.


Harry Lanphear, Maine's chief information officer, was elected as vice president of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) for the 2002-2003 program year.

Lanphear replaces Richard Varn, who vacated the post upon his departure as Iowa's CIO.

In addition to filling his new role as vice president, Lanphear also is chairman of NASCIO's Cybersecurity Committee, vice chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and also participates in the Programs Committee.


Ronald Sugar, president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman Corp., has been elected as the company's next chief executive officer.

Sugar, a 35-year defense industry veteran, will assume leadership of the nation's second largest defense contractor April 1. In addition to his election as CEO, he will retain the position of company president.

The announcement culminates an orderly succession plan by the board of directors that accommodates the decision of Chairman and CEO Kent Kresa to retire after reaching the board's mandatory retirement age of 65 for senior executives. Kresa will continue as nonemployee chairman until Oct. 1.


Jim Hoffman has been appointed as general manager of national security programs at Information Manufacturing Corp., the company announced Feb. 20.

IMC is a leading provider of Internet-based knowledge management, online storage and document conversion. Hoffman will focus on accelerating the expansion of IMC's information technology efforts within the intelligence community.

Hoffman comes to IMC after a 14-year career with Sun Microsystems Inc., where heheld key positions including strategic sales manager for National Security Agency business and director of international government operations.


Luke Hannon has been appointed vice president of business development for NCI Information Systems Inc.'s business with the departments of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, the company announced Feb. 20.

Prior to joining NCI, Hannon spent six years at Oracle Corp., where he led the delivery of many strategic projects, including a bioterrorism detection and consequence management system, several large enterprise resource planning implementations, and numerous software development, data warehousing, and legacy migrations.

Before Oracle, Hannon spent 15 years at Digital Equipment Corp., where he led the delivery of large, agencywide projects exclusively in the federal market.


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