Leadership

Navy to get new deputy enterprise program executive

The Navy is getting a new deputy program executive officer for enterprise information systems.

Navy Reserve Capt. Eric Ruttenberg, the commanding officer for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Reserve Program (SPAWAR) in San Diego, Calif., will be the new deputy PEO for enterprise systems, according to a Sept. 24 Defense Department announcement. Ruttenberg also has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, lower half.

The leadership change comes as SPAWAR helps the Navy usher in a large commercial cloud services contract being handled by the Government Services Agency. The contract, which hasn’t been awarded as of July, according to DelTek data, is expected to cover up to 95 percent of the Navy's cloud needs.

Ruttenberg will succeed Capt. Donald Harder is a role that oversees the Navy’s $1 billion enterprise IT budget, including the naval enterprise networks and resource planning, the Marines Corps’ global combat support system, software licensing, and data center and application optimization.

About the Author

Lauren C. Williams is a staff writer at FCW covering defense and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining FCW, Williams was the tech reporter for ThinkProgress, where she covered everything from internet culture to national security issues. In past positions, Williams covered health care, politics and crime for various publications, including The Seattle Times.

Williams graduated with a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's in dietetics from the University of Delaware. She can be contacted at lwilliams@fcw.com, or follow her on Twitter @lalaurenista.

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