NIST's Wakid jumps to NWS

NIST's Wakid jumps to NWS

Shukri A. Wakid has changed his CIO address at the Commerce Department.

The former chief information officer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology last month became the National Weather Service's first CIO.

Wakid is a pioneer in the development of technology to speed Internet access, weather service spokesman John Leslie said. At NIST, he also headed the agency's information technology laboratory, where he managed research on subjects ranging from security to high-performance computing.

In the 1980s, Wakid designed telecommunications networks for AT&T Bell Laboratories of Middletown, N.J.

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