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'Back in the Cold War, money was easy to come by. There wasn't much need for efficiency.'

'Jim Granger, NSA systems engineer [Page 36]

'This is utter nonsense. They ought to let the Navy run it and get out of the way. Here's a program that actually has a good chance of succeeding if they would just leave it alone.'

'Paul Brubaker, former Defense deputy CIO, on the House Armed Services Committee's recommendation to cut the Marine Corps out of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet [Page 40]

President Bush plans to nominate Arden Bement Jr. to be director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Bement since 1993 has been at Purdue University, most recently as a professor of nuclear engineering and head of Purdue's School of Nuclear Engineering. He also has been director of the Midwest Superconductivity Consortium.

From 1980 to 1993, he worked for TRW Inc.

Bement is a former member of the Army and Army Reserve. He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, received a master's degree from the University of Idaho and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.

Ron Miller has been appointed deputy director for information technology at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Miller joins FEMA with more than 17 years of experience in strategic intelligence and information technology. He most recently was team leader and IT project manager in Tampa, Fla., for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of New York.

Bill Sirk, an acquisitions officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency and the National Security Agency, will retire next month. His 38 years of government service also includes a stint in the Marine Corps.


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