. Three senior managers at the Defense Information Systems Agency have taken new job positions as a result of an agency restructuring.
Tony Montemarano, the former principal director for network services at DISA, is the new program director for the Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion initiative. Through the GIG-BE project, DISA is building a worldwide, ground-based network with 10-Gbps OC-192 connections.
The network will serve 92 Defense Department sites initially but eventually will be connected throughout DOD.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Steve Lanning has replaced Montemarano as the principal director for network services. He will work alongside Montemarano in implementing the GIG-BE program.
Also, Dawn Meyerriecks, DISA's chief technology officer, has been tapped to lead DISA's new Net-Centric Enterprise Services initiative, in addition to retaining her position as CTO. Biometric lessons
. The Defense Department's Biometrics Management Office and West Virginia University have developed a Graduate Certificate Program in Information Assurance and Biometrics.
University professors will teach 25 students about the uses for biometrics, security system principles, the scientific foundation for biometrics, and about social, psychological, ethical and legal policies in the field.
The program includes courses in biometric systems and information assurance, computer security, advanced biometric and forensic statistics, digital image processing and network security.Telecom deal
. DISA, the military's communications services provider, has made AT&T Corp. an equal partner under the FTS 2001 telecom program.
DISA's director, Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., announced the change in a December letter to the General Services Administration.
'DISA is changing its approach to ordering FTS 2001 for its customers as a result of AT&T becoming an FTS 2001 provider,' Raduege said. Services had been divided between Sprint Corp. and WorldCom Inc.
'We will grant all partners equal provider status. As of 1 January, DISA's customers will be allowed to use Sprint, WorldCom or AT&T to meet their FTS 2001 telecommunications needs,' he said.