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Eric Jakobsson has been named the first director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The center is in Bethesda, Md., at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health.

Jakobsson had been a senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, where he was a professor. The CBCB, established in 2001, supports research and training efforts that combine biology with computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics.

Navy CIO David Wennergren has named a third deputy CIO to head up policy and integration efforts across the Navy Department.

Rob Carey, the service's former e-business and smart-card team leader, is in charge of strategizing and creating policy to ensure that everyone in the Navy is in sync with the transformational direction the department is headed in.

Carey will join Rear Adm. Thomas Zelibor, deputy Navy CIO, and Brig. Gen. John Thomas, deputy Marine Corps CIO.

President Bush has nominated retired Army Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker to be the next Army chief of staff.

If Schoomaker is confirmed by the Senate to succeed recently retired Gen. Eric Shinseki, it would mark the first time a former commander of the Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., has risen to the post. Schoomaker retired from active duty in December 2000.

John O. Marsh Jr., a congressman from Virginia during the 1960s and secretary of the Army under President Reagan, has joined the Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee. March currently is a law professor at George Mason University. The committee was formed by the Defense Department to provide oversight of the Terrorism Information Awareness project.

G. Allen Flynt will be the next deputy director of NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. He'll begin his new post Aug. 3. Steven Zornetzer, who has been Ames' acting deputy director since November, will become deputy director for research.

Army Brig. Gen. Richard V. Geraci has been assigned as director of the National Security Space Architect in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence.

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