Harvey confirmed as Army secretary
- By Dawn S. Onley
- Nov 17, 2004
Francis J. Harvey won Senate confirmation yesterday as the secretary of the Army.
Harvey, of California, replaces Thomas White, who resigned from the Army job last year to be Secretary of the Army.
Initially, President Bush nominated Harvey to replace John Stenbit as Defense CIO, but he renominated him in September for the Army's top job.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) held up Harvey's CIO confirmation, and the confirmations of other Defense nominations, in an attempt to put pressure on DOD to turn over documents concerning the multibillion-dollar Air Force/Boeing Co. aircraft tanker deal.
Harvey currently serves as vice chairman of Duratek Inc. of Columbia, Md. He previously worked as chief operating officer of Westinghouse Electric Co.'s industries and technology group. He also was president of Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Westinghouse electronic systems group.
He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.