Navy CIO Porter sets sail for private sector

Navy CIO Porter sets sail for private sector

Navy Department CIO Dan Porter will retire from the Navy on Dec. 1 to become the senior vice president for strategic development at Vredenburg Inc. of Reston, Va.

Porter decided to accept an early retirement option from the Navy. He is the third top official in the CIO's office to retire this year. Alex Bennet, the deputy CIO for enterprise integration, left the Navy earlier this year and Ron Turner, deputy CIO for infrastructure, systems and technology announced he would retire in January.

Porter became CIO in September 1998 after serving as the assistant deputy chief of naval operations for logistics.

Porter was in charge of overseeing the Navy's annual $5.6 billion IT budget. He was also responsible for overseeing the $8.82 billion Navy-Marine Corps Intranet program. NMCI is the single enterprisewide network that links voice, video and data communications throughout the Navy Department.

At Vredenburg, Porter will develop a strategy to 'broaden [the company's] presence in key markets, including homeland security, acquisition management, information management and IT solutions,' according to a company statement.

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