Roster Change

Laura Callahan, the Labor Department's deputy chief information officer, will join the new Homeland Security Department April 1.

Callahan will be the senior director of an office that will be in charge of management, policy and enterprise initiatives such as disaster management and Project SafeCom, a communications network linking first responders.

For more, see "Callahan moving to Homeland."


President Bush said March 13 that he intends to appoint two experienced men in the intelligence field for top jobs in the new Homeland Security Department.

Robert Liscouski will be named assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, the division in the department responsible for protecting critical computer systems from cyberattacks and buildings from physical attacks. Liscouski currently serves as director of information assurance for Coca-Cola Co., and he also is director of the CIA's Intelligence Science Board.

Paul Redmond will be named assistant secretary for information analysis, the Homeland Security division in charge of sifting through databases and other electronic information to find signs of terrorist activity. Redmond currently serves as a consultant to CIA Director George Tenet. During his 30-year CIA tenure, Redmond has managed the CIA's extensive counterintelligence organization.

For more, see "Bush names top Homeland execs."


Mike Laphen will become president and chief operating officer of Computer Sciences Corp. April 1.

Laphen is a corporate vice president and president of CSC's European Group. He replaces Pete Boykin, who will retire later this year following 37 years of service to the company.

George Bell, presently managing director and chief executive officer of CSC's Australian Group, will replace Laphen in Europe. Mike Shove, currently vice president of the Australian Group, will replace Bell in Australia. Both Bell and Shove will report to Laphen.


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