Former Navy official joins Booz

Ron Turner, the longtime Navy information technology executive who retired late last year, is going to join Booz Allen Hamilton.

Turner, who most recently served as the Navy's deputy chief information officer for infrastructure, systems and technology, retired from government service after some 30 years.

Turner could not be reached for comment.

The 2003 Federal 100 winner had been a central figure in leading the effort to deploy the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, the department's attempt to create a single network across its shore-based sites. He has also played an important role in the creation of the Navy's CIO office. He was one of the first members of the Navy Department's CIO staff.

Among the other issues in which Turner played a major role:

* The development of the Navy Department's enterprise architecture.

* Documenting information technology requirements

* Identifying supporting systems and data.

* Developing the Navy's plans for using Extensible Markup Language to improve the flow of information servicewide.

About the Author

Christopher J. Dorobek is the co-anchor of Federal News Radio’s afternoon drive program, The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, and the founder, publisher and editor of the DorobekInsider.com, a leading blog for the Federal IT community.

Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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