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Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose

Michael DaConta

Air Force Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose has been confirmed as the first CIO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. President Bush in August nominated Meyerrose, previously director of command and control systems at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and director of architectures and integration at the Northern Command.

The newly created national intelligence office directs all agencies in the intelligence community, including the CIA, the National Security Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and those in the Defense Department.

The State Department has tapped career diplomat James Vanderhoff to become its new CIO. He is to take over today, replacing acting CIO Jay Anania.

Previously, Vanderhoff served as a career foreign service specialist, most recently as minister counselor for management in Japan.

Stephen Timchak, who has led the effort to build the government's e-authentication architecture and federation over the past three years, retired Jan. 3 after more than 36 years of federal service. Timchak joined GSA's Federal Technology Service in 2000 after spending most of his career with the Army.

Michael Daconta, who spent most of his time in the federal government revising the Federal Enterprise Architecture's Data Reference Model, returned to the private sector last month. Daconta left to join Oberon Associates of Manassas, Va. Brad Eyre, who is on detail from the Coast Guard, has temporarily replaced Daconta at the Homeland Security Department.


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