People on the Move

Tony Montemarano

Tony Montemarano, who guided the Defense Department's Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion program to a successful conclusion, is moving on to a new job.

Montemarano, the program director of GIG-BE, was promoted to joint program executive officer for network operations and security at the Defense Information Systems Agency. With GIG-BE fully deployed, he'll take a month off before starting the new job.

Montemarano received widespread acclaim for spearheading a program that not only delivered greater bandwidth to Defense sites globally, but did so on schedule and on budget.
Since 2003, Montemarano has headed up GIG-BE, an $860 million program to bring a high-speed, high-capacity switched optical fiber network with throughput of 10 Gbps to 86 sites across the world.

Greg Rothwell, the Homeland Security Department's procurement chief, will retire Dec. 2.

Rothwell has been with DHS since July 2003 and has overseen every major agency acquisition'from Electronically Managing Enterprise Resources for Government Effectiveness and Efficiency to the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology system to the upcoming Eagle and FirstSource procurements.

There has been no decision on a replacement. Elaine Duke is Rothwell's deputy chief procurement officer.

Before coming to DHS, Rothwell worked at the IRS, where he was credited with revamping some of its procurement processes.

The Senate has confirmed Donald C. Winter, most recently president of Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Mission Systems sector, as the new secretary of the Navy. He also formerly worked as president and CEO of TRW Systems.

In the early 1980s, Winter worked at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as program manager for space acquisition. He was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for mer- itorious civilian service while working at DARPA.


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