by Meridith Levinson

Announcements from the public sector

Aug 29, 20052 mins

President George W. Bush plans to nominate Dale W. Meyerrose, of Indiana, to be CIO at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Major General Meyerrose is a man of many titles: He’s director of Command Control Systems and CIO for Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command; director of architectures and integration for Headquarters United States Northern Command; and CIO for Headquarters United States Northern Command.  (You can read about Meyerrose’s massive restructuring of Air Force enterprise architecture–and the lessons he learned from it–in the archives of CIO magazine online.)

North Carolina Governor Mike Easley-D reappointed Robert S. Brinson, CIO of the North Carolina Department of Correction, to the N.C. Geographic Information Coordinating Council. Brinson received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from N.C. State University and master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a licensed certified public accountant.

Ohio Governor Bob Taft-R appointed William F. Sams, associate provost for information technology and CIO of Ohio University, chair of the E-Tech Ohio Commission, which promotes access to educational technology.  Sams, who hails from Athens, Ohio, holds bachelor of business administration and MBA degrees from Ohio University as well as a law degree from the University of Santa Clara.

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher tapped the CIO of the Kentucky State Police as the director of Kentucky’s Office of Homeland SecurityAlecia Webb-Edgington had served as interim director of the department since June.  Prior to serving as interim director of the department, Webb-Edgington served as the office’s deputy director for operations and prevention initiatives. She is on loan from the Kentucky State Police, where she is a major. She plans to retire from the state police force in November, but will stay on with the homeland security agency.