Army names candidate to take over CIO job

Army names candidate to take over CIO job

By Bill Murray

GCN Staff

MAY 22—President Clinton last week nominated Maj. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello to become the Army's next chief information officer.

Cuviello is commander of the Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon, Ga. If confirmed by the Senate, he would be promoted to lieutenant general and become the Army's director of information systems for command, control, communications and computers (DISC4). The service's current CIO, Lt. Gen. William H. Campbell, will retire in July after a 38-year service career [see story at www.gcn.com/vol19_no7/news-briefs/1641-1.html].

Like his predecessor, Cuviello would set systems policy and would oversee the service's first digitized division, the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He also would manage software licensing efforts and the Army's Biometrics Program Office, as well as other information security programs and continuing efforts to conform to the Information Technology Management Reform Act.

A New York native, Cuviello joined the service in 1969. He was as a platoon leader and division radio officer in Vietnam. He previously spent two stints in the DISC4 Office: From 1987 to 1992, he was deputy director. And before taking his current post, he was program and architecture director from June 1997 to May 1998. He also has held other systems management jobs in the Army.

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