DISA hires Filippi to replace Meyerriecks

The Defense Information Systems Agency has hired a Navy and Marine Corps veteran to take over as program director of the new Net-Centric Enterprise Services initiative.

Debra M. Filippi, the former deputy director of command, control, communications and computers and deputy CIO of the Marine Corps, has signed on with DISA to fill the vacancy recently held by Dawn Meyerriecks, the agency's chief technology officer.

Meyerriecks leaves DISA this week to accept a job with America Online.

Filippi led the strategic planning and implementation of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, an $8.82 billion program that will consolidate voice, video and data systems across the Navy and Marine Corps. She has also previously worked as an acquisition program manager with the Navy.

'We are pleased to welcome one of DOD's elite executives to the DISA team as we proceed to the technology development phase of NCES,' said Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., director of DISA and commander of Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations. 'Ms. Filippi will have a critical role in the evolution of the NCES program and the speed with which we are able to field software releases and enhancements.'

NCES is part of the larger Global Information Grid Enterprise Services initiative in the Defense Department. NCES, which will eventually lead to the integration of a common set of information services over the GIG, is currently exploring new concepts and technologies while it continues to define nine core services.

'NCES is going to have a profound impact on our command and control capability of the 21st century. I'm extremely excited to be a part of this revolutionary initiative,' Filippi said.

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