Army gets new deputy CIO

The Army has named Vernon M. Bettencourt Jr. to be its deputy CIO, the service announced today.

Bettencourt will replace former deputy CIO David Borland, who will retire at the end of the year. Bettencourt will run the day-to-day operations of the CIO office and serve as a senior adviser to CIO Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle.

A civilian who served in the Army for 20 years, Bettencourt currently is director of analysis and CIO for the Army's deputy chief of staff. He leads IT operations for the deputy chief of staff's office, including command, control, communications and computers, information management and analytic simulations.

Previously, Bettencourt served as director of Army Modeling and Simulation and as special assistant for forces and program evaluation for the deputy undersecretary of the Army.

Before joining the Army as a civilian employee, Bettencourt worked for Mitre Corp. of Bedford, Mass., in several positions, including associate director of Army programs.

During his military career, he was director of the Army Training and Doctrine Command's Analysis Center in Monterey, Calif. He started Army service after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1969. He also holds master's degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and C.W. Post University.

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