Navy promotes Carey to CIO

Robert Carey, deputy CIO for policy and integration with the Navy, and currently on duty in Iraq, has been tapped by Navy secretary Donald Winter for promotion to CIO. He will be filling the position left vacant when David Wennergren was appointed the Defense Department's CIO and deputy assistant secretary for information technology.

Carey 'has been a driving force for change, championing several successful initiatives, including the creation of a single common access card for the Department of Defense,' the Navy said in the statement announcing his appointment.

Carey came to the Navy CIO's office in 2000 and was promoted to deputy CIO in December 2002. He is a commander in the US Navy, currently on duty in Iraq, attached to a US Navy Reserve unit. His estimated return date is early 2007.
John Lussier, who has been acting Navy deputy CIO during Carey's deployment, will serve as acting CIO until he returns.

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