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Barry C. West is the new CIO of the National Weather Service, succeeding Carl Staton, who has taken over the CIO mantle at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. West had been deputy director for e-government in the General Services Administration's Office of Electronic Government. Commerce Department CIO Tom Pyke had been serving as NOAA CIO during the search for a new NWS systems chief. West will begin his new duties May 6.

President Bush has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Richard W. Mayo, the service's CIO and director of Space and Electronic Warfare, to head the newly authorized Naval Network Warfare Command. As chief of NETWARCOM, which is set to open in June, Mayo will handle all Navy networks, information operations and space activities at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk, Va. He 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. Navy Secretary Gordon England authorized NETWARCOM last month. The Senate must confirm Mayo for the job.

Eight government IT officials have been named finalists in the government category for Women in Technology's Third Annual Leadership Awards. The winners, who also will include those in the corporate and entrepreneur categories, will be announced May 16 at the group's banquet in Virginia.

The government finalists are:

Anne A. Armstrong, president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology

  • Miriam Browning, director for enterprise integration in the office of the Army CIO


  • Mayi Canales, Treasury Department deputy CIO


  • Deborah Loudon, associate deputy CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office


  • Lt. Col. Chris Reasner, staff member of the Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency


  • Debra Stouffer, deputy CIO for IT reform at the Housing and Urban Development Department


  • Joan R. Vallancewhitacre, executive officer for information services at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency


  • Toni Zimmerman, IRS chief of IT services.

  • WIT is a nonprofit organization for women who work in technology professions.

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