EDS makes change at helm of its NMCI management team

'I'll be taking all of the lessons learned and experience of the last two and a half years to provide other clients the lessons learned from NMCI.'

'Rick Rosenburg

Olivier Douliery

Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s Rick Rosenburg, who has led the development of the enterprisewide Navy-Marine Corps Intranet from EDS' initial bid through the rollout of PCs and servers at Navy bases, is moving within EDS to direct similar programs for other government agencies.

Bill Richard previously oversaw EDS' Continental Airlines business, was named to replace Rosenburg as program executive for the $6.9 billion contract.

Rosenburg, who has led the company's NMCI efforts since November 1999, said the decision to shift jobs was made in accord with company leaders because NMCI has jumped the initial hurdles and is entering a new phase.

'I'll be taking all of the lessons learned and experience of the last two and a half years to provide other clients the lessons learned from NMCI,' Rosenburg said.

Rear Adm. Charles L. Munns, the Navy's NMCI director, said he was pleased with Rosenburg's work on Phase 1 of the contract.

'In any multiyear project, one would expect turnover of personnel,' Munns said. 'As the Navy has changed leadership for the next phase of deployment, so too has EDS. We welcome Bill Richard to the team and have already established a great working relationship.'

Evens out

Rosenburg said he will help Richard during a transition period. Conversely, Richard has offered his airline expertise to help Rosenburg on EDS' bid to build the IT infrastructure for the Transportation Security Agency, which plans to award a contract this week.

Both Rosenburg and Richard will work in EDS' Herndon, Va., offices.

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