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Army swears in new vice chief of staff

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin was sworn in as the Army's 33rd vice chief of staff at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on Jan. 31.

"Lloyd Austin is, as he always has been, a full-spectrum leader," Secretary of the Army John McHugh said, according to the Pentagram Newspaper. "[He is] a leader that at every level of command has demonstrated to his troops the right way to lead, the right way to live as a soldier."

Austin served as the last commanding general of United States Forces in Iraq and leader of Operation New Dawn. He replaces Gen. Peter Chiarelli who retired from the Army after 40 years.

Posted by FCW Staff on Feb 03, 2012 at 7:21 PM1 comments


IJIS Institute recognizes outstanding member

The 2012 IJIS Institute Member Appreciation Award goes to law enforcement and police safety software provider Spillman Technologies.

The institute bestowed the award on Jan. 19 to Spillman for its outstanding contributions to the achievements of several IJIS Institute committees. The Member Appreciation Award is given twice a year.

The IJIS Institute is a nonprofit organization that brings the public and private sectors together to improve mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 31, 2012 at 7:21 PM0 comments


White House aide Tom Gavin to join IT trade group

White House senior aide Tom Gavin is leaving the president’s staff to join the Information Technology Industry Council as its vice president for external affairs, according to a report from The Hill newspaper.

Gavin most recently served as White House special assistant to the president and director of Cabinet communications, as well as director of media affairs.

He also previously was an aide at the Office of Management and Budget and worked for former Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., for nine years.

He starts at the technology trade group in mid-February, according to the report.

Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Jan 31, 2012 at 7:21 PM0 comments


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