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Navy Vice Adm. Richard Mayo has been named chief information officer of the Navy.

Adm. William J. Fallon, vice chief of naval operations, announced Mayo's appointment to the new position last month.


Richard Mayo
Prior to the appointment, Mayo was working as a Navy CIO without the title, officials said. He has been the Navy's director of space, information warfare, command and control since August 1999.

Dan Porter remains the Navy Department's CIO, overseeing information technology in both the Navy and Marine Corps. Mayo will continue in his Navy director's post, said Lt. Pauline Storum, a Navy spokeswoman.

In a separate Navy action, Fallon has named Monica Shephard to manage an initiative to make thousands of the Navy's applications accessible via the Web. The first 50 programs are scheduled to be online by November. Shephard has been the Atlantic Fleet's director of space, information warfare, command and control.

Robert Byrd has joined Cedar Group US of Baltimore as national director of the company's federal sector practice.

Prior to joining Cedar, which provides software, services and consulting, Byrd worked as a deputy commissioner and chief financial officer at the Food and Drug Administration.

He has more than 20 years of experience in program and administrative management at the federal and state government levels.

The IRS Oversight Board has named Charles A. 'Chuck' Lacijan to be its staff director. Lacijan has been senior policy adviser to the National Commission on Restructuring the IRS and earlier spent 30 years specializing in information technology, business operations and tax technology issues for Congress and several agencies.

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