White House nominates Maj. Gen. Cuviello to become Army CIO

White House nominates Maj. Gen. Cuviello to become Army CIO

A Vietnam veteran with 31 years of service, Maj. Gen. Peter Cuviello is President Clinton's choice to become the Army's next CIO.

By Bill Murray

GCN Staff

President Clinton has nominated Maj. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello as the Army's chief information officer. Army officials recommended the signal chief, a Vietnam veteran with a 31-year service record.

Cuviello is commander of the Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon, Ga. Pending Senate confirmation, 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 [GCN, April 3, Page 6].

Like his predecessor, Cuviello would set systems policy and work closely with the service's first digitized division, the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He would manage software licensing and the Army's Biometrics Program Office.

He would also be responsible for other information security programs and continuing efforts to comply with the Information Technology Management Reform Act and to increase retention of information technology specialists.

The New York native joined the service in 1969. He served as a platoon leader and division radio officer in Vietnam.

From 1987 to 1992, he was deputy director of the DISC4 Office; from June 1997 to May 1998 he was its program and architecture director.

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