Mayo gets the nod for new Navy systems post

Mayo gets the nod for new Navy systems post

It' s official: President Bush has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Richard W. Mayo to head the newly authorized Naval Network Warfare Command.

Rumors had surfaced for weeks that Mayo, the Navy's CIO and director of Space and Electronic Warfare, was the front-runner for the new Norfolk, Va., command that will open for business in June. DOD posted a brief, two-sentence release Friday on

NETWARCOM will oversee all Navy networks, information operations and space activities at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk.

Navy Secretary Gordon England authorized NETWARCOM last month [see story at].

If confirmed by the Senate, Mayo will oversee the Naval Network and Space Operations Command in Dahlgren, Va., the Fleet Information Warfare Center in Norfolk and the Navy Component Task Force Computer Network Defense in Washington. Other commands also will report to NETWARCOM for fleet support.

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