Dod Computing Briefing Book

Mae Day. Mae De Vincentis last month
became the Defense Logistics Agency’s executive director for information systems and
technology. She was also appointed to the Senior Executive Service after 21 years of
civilian federal service.


In her new job, De Vincentis leads the directorate responsible for providing
comprehensive IT strategy to DLA’s Defense Logistics Support Command. Before joining
DLA headquarters, she served as the director of operations for the Defense Supply
Center-Philadelphia.


De Vincentis, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Temple
University, also was the supply center’s electronic commerce director. She received
the DLA Employee of the Year Award last year.


Making things click. Software from ClickNet Software
Corp. of San Jose, Calif., is popular among the Navy command for LAN management and year
2000 applications.


The Navy has bought 124,000 licenses to install ClickNet Professional 4.5, a LAN asset
management tool, and ClickNet Y2K 5.0, a year 2000 PC test tool, for use at more than
1,200 sites worldwide.


ClickNet Professional lets LAN administrators inventory and map networked PCs remotely
from anywhere on the network. ClickNet Y2K creates a comprehensive inventory of hardware
and software on a LAN and reports on year 2000 readiness.


Jughead connectivity. The Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded GTE Corp. a $77
million contract to provide the Corps with a tactical data network that will augment the
existing Marine Air-Ground Task Force communications infrastructure.


The data network, which GTE will finish installing by 2002, will form the backbone for
the Corps’ air-to-ground communications and for Defense Message System services.


You’ve got mail. Trung Ngo, a former civilian
employee of the Defense Information Systems Agency, was sentenced last month in U.S.
District Court for the District of Alexandria, Va., to 30 days in jail plus one year of
probation for bombarding his former boss at DISA with unwanted e-mail.


Ngo sent 50 or more messages a day in retaliation for a job performance evaluation that
he received in 1995. He was allegedly disgruntled that he received a rating of highly
successful rather than outstanding.


The 32-year-old is one of the first to be imprisoned for breaking a federal law that
prohibits electronic harassment through e-mail or other forms of telecommunications. Ngo
had argued that the mail was only a joke.


—Gregory Slabodkin
Internet: gslabodkin@gcn.com

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