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John McManus named as acting NASA Chief Information Officer

NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale named John McManus acting chief information officer for NASA. Previously, McManus served as the deputy chief information officer, chief technology officer and chief architect for the Office of the Chief Information Officer. McManus succeeds Patricia L. Dunnington. In his new position, McManus will ensure that the agency's information resource management strategy is in alignment with NASA's vision, mission and strategic goals. In addition, he will focus on the development of integrated information resource management strategies, including standards, policies, the NASA Enterprise Architecture, IT security, management and operations. He received his Ph.D. (1991) and M.S. (1986) in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary, and a B.A. fromRandolph-Macon College. McManus joined NASA from Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill,NJ, where he served as vice president of the Software Technology Center. He has also served as vice president for research at Cigital, Inc., following a career in flight simulation research, development and management at NASA's Langley Research Center.