Senate to review Defense CIO nomination tomorrow

The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to consider key Defense Department nominations tomorrow, including Francis Joseph Harvey's as the next CIO.

Bush nominated Harvey late last year to take over the Pentagon IT reins after John Stenbit announced his intention to retire sometime later this year. Harvey is vice chairman of Duratek Inc., a Columbia, Md., company that provides radioactive waste services.

Previously, Harvey was chief operating officer of the industries and technology group at Westinghouse Electric Co. He also was president of Westinghouse's electronic systems group.

Stenbit became CIO and assistant secretary for networks and information integration in August 2001. His career spans more than 30 years in government and industry jobs related to telecommunications and command and control.

The Senate committee also will consider two other nominations:

  • William Chatfield, a government relations consultant from Texas, to be director of the Selective Service System.

  • Lawrence Di Rita, a special assistant to the secretary of Defense, to be assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

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