Army deputy CIO to retire

Dave Borland, the Army's deputy chief information officer, will retire Nov. 30 after 33 years in government.

"The fact of the matter is that this has been a very difficult decision for me to make, and I expect it will be equally hard for me to execute," Borland said in a Sept. 26 e-mail message to personnel in the Army's Office of the CIO. "While I am feeling a good deal of sadness, I will leave with an enormous sense of accomplishment."

Borland served as deputy CIO since 1996. His seven-year tenure includes participating in the implementation of Army Knowledge Online, the service's popular Web portal, and the Army Battle Command System, which delivers warfighting information digitally to troops on the battlefield and was used in combat for the first time in Iraq.

The New Jersey native received the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award for Senior Executive Service members in 1996 and the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 2000. He also was selected to Federal Computer Week's first Federal 100 in 1989 and was honored again in 1991, 1994 and 1999.

An Air Force veteran, Borland earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Missouri State University and a master's of science in finance from George Washington University.

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