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Charles Johnson

Gen. Peter Pace

Robert J. Garrity Jr. has been named the FBI's deputy CIO and business process re-engineering executive. The FBI's Business Process Re-engineering project will be his special responsibility, according to the bureau.

Garrity comes to the job from a post as special agent in charge of the Jackson, Miss., field office. He joined the bureau in 1976 and has worked in the FBI's field offices in Dallas, New York and Savannah, Ga.

President Bush intends to nominate Charles Johnson to be chief financial officer and assistant secretary of the Health and Human Services Department for Budget, Technology and Finance. Johnson currently serves as CFO at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Johnson would replace Janet Hale, who left in 2003 for the Homeland Security Department. During the interim, HHS career executive Kerry Weems held the position temporarily and retained leadership of the office as principal deputy assistant secretary. Weems has since been tapped to be deputy chief of staff for HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt.

Johnson previously served as president of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation in Salt Lake City and vice president of Huntsman LLC, also in Salt Lake City.

Marine Gen. Peter Pace is in line to become the first Marine to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, following his recent nomination by President Bush.

If confirmed by the Senate, Pace, 59, would replace Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, who will retire Sept. 30. Pace currently is vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Pace would inherit the command and control transformational effort of the Joint Chief's office, which includes a push for better interoperability among military networks.

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