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Marine Col. Kenneth R. Knapp, a reservist since 1985, will oversee the progression of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet for the Marines.

Kenneth R. Knapp
Knapp was recently named the Corps' deputy program executive officer for information technology. Before returning to the Defense Department, he worked as the Washington marketing and sales manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of New York.

The Marines' NMCI access will be rolled out after the Navy's, which Knapp said could be an advantage. 'It's a two-edged sword,' he said. 'Certainly we would like to get the advantages of NMCI [now], but we're gaining from lessons learned.'

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld last week appointed Anthony J. Tether as director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Tether served as DARPA's director of strategic technology from 1982 through 1986, and as director of national intelligence in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1978 to 1982.

Thomas E. White
In 1986, he received both the National Intelligence and DOD Civilian Meritorious Service medals. Tether most recently was president and chief executive officer of the Sequoia Group of Corona Del Mar, Calif., which he founded in 1996.

Thomas E. White, who retired from the Army in 1990 as a brigadier general, became the 18th secretary of the Army late last month. The secretary is the service's highest civilian post.

White is a 1967 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. His military career included two tours of Vietnam, command of two regiments and a stint as executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He most recently was chairman of Enron Energy Services, a subsidiary of Enron Corp. of Houston.


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