Navy taps service's e-gov advocate as new CIO

Navy taps service's e-gov advocate as new CIO

Dave Wennergren, champion of the Navy Department's e-business initiatives and smart-card deployment, will become the service's next CIO.

Wennergren, former deputy Navy CIO for enterprise integration and security, will replace Dan Porter, who retired Dec. 1. Porter accepted an early retirement option from the Navy and has taken a job as senior vice president for strategic development at Vredenburg Inc., a professional services company in Reston, Va.

Porter is the third top official in the service's CIO office to retire this year. Alex Bennet, former deputy CIO for enterprise integration, left earlier this year; Ron Turner, deputy CIO for infrastructure, systems and technology, has announced he will retire next month.

As CIO, Wennergren will oversee an annual IT budget of $5.6 billion. He also will manage the $8.82 billion Navy-Marine Corps Intranet program.

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