Briefing Book

The Defense Information Systems Agency has again reshuffled its deck. William Curtis,
formerly deputy director for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence
programs (D2), is now deputy director for procurement and logistics (D4).


The new D2 is Diann McCoy, who most recently was deputy commander of the Center for
Computer Systems Engineering. Joanne Arnette, previously McCoy's deputy, has taken over in
an acting capacity.


Meanwhile, John Osterholz, the long-time DISA head of C4I modeling, simulation and
assessment (D8), is now deputy director, C4I Integration Support Activity, under Emmett
Paige Jr., assistant secretary of Defense for command, control, communications and
intelligence.


The D8 organization at DISA has been subsumed under the Joint Interoperability Test
Command, headed by Bruce Brown.


The Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphics in Providence, R.I., has
released TeleInViVo, a 3-D ultrasound visualization tool for telemedicine applications.


The system was developed under an expedited contract from the Army, which has
obstetricians in Bosnia who want to be able to scan pregnant women and zap images of the
fetuses to doctors in the United States.


The new telemedicine tool should get quite a road test: Over 70 American soldiers who
became pregnant while deployed in Bosnia have returned stateside since Operation Joint
Endeavor began, according to recent reports.


Rear Adm. Stephen Johnson this month succeeded Rear Adm. James P. Davidson as head of
the Naval Information Systems Management Center. NISMC handles the bulk of the service's
information technology acquisitions.


Davidson only stayed in the job for a little more than a year. He is retiring after a
35-year service career with the Navy. Before the NISMC assignment, Johnson was program
manager for submarine electronic systems at the Naval Sea Systems Command.


Intergraph Corp. of Huntsville, Ala., has hired CACI International Inc. to provide
engineering support services under the $398 million Computer-Aided Design 2 contract for
the Naval Air Systems Command. Air CAD-2 is just one of three contracts that Intergraph
has to provide CAD services to Navy drafters and engineers.


The CACI subcontract is expected to be worth up to $100 million for the company during
the five option years left remaining on the Intergraph CAD-2 contract. The Navy awarded
Intergraph the contract in 1994. CACI, of Arlington, Va., will focus on computer-aided
manufacturing, design and engineering and also will supply proprietary software
applications for the program. 


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