Australian Defense Department appoints CIO

Oct. 29, 2007 at 4:15 PM

SYDNEY, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Australia's Department of Defense announced it has appointed a chief information officer after a recommendation from a Defense Management Review.

Australian Secretary of Defense Nick Warner and Chief of Defense Force Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston announced Greg Farr has been appointed as CIO, according to the Australian Department of Defense.

The appointment meets a key recommendation of the Defense Management Review and fills a seat that has been vacant for more than six months. Farr will fill the seat of former CIO Australian Air Vice Marshal John Monaghan.

Appointed from a competitive field of private and public sector candidates, officials say Farr's appointment as the new CIO is an important step forward for Australian Defense.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Farr to the Defense Organization and look forward to working with him on what is an increasingly vital part of our activities including in support of ADF operations,” Warner said in a statement.

Farr is currently second commissioner in the Australian Taxation Office. He is expected to begin his new role in late November.

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