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Rohit Tandon has been named Assistant Commissioner & Chief Information Security Officer for the Minnesota's MN.IT Services Office
July 7, 2020: Rohit Tandon has been named Assistant Commissioner & Chief Information Security Officer for the Minnesota's MN.IT Services Office. He permanently replaces former CISO Aaron Call, who left Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) service in December 2019 for a position in the private sector. Tandon had been serving in an acting CISO capacity since Call’s departure. Rohit has 15 years of experience in the Information Security industry, He started in the field at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota with a focus on building secure electronic health record systems and championed medical device security. Before Rohit joined MNIT's efforts as Deputy CISO to protect fellow Minnesotans' data, he served as the Information Security Leader at Strategic Education, Inc. where he assisted in the merger of Capella Education Company and Strayer Education, Inc. His work for the combined post-merger organization included forming the central Information Security department. Rohit received a Bachelors degree from Winona State University and an MBA from University of Minnesota.
Col. Trenton J. Conner became the new Commander for Defense Distribution Depot in Susquehanna, PA
July 7, 2020: At a recent change of command ceremony, Col. Trenton J. Conner became the new Commander for Defense Distribution Depot in Susquehanna, PA. He succeeds former Commander, LtCol. James M. Callis in the position. Col. Conner come from the Pentagon, where he was assigned as the Deputy Director of the Logistics Initiatives Group. He has also previously served twice in the 101st Airborne Division, as well as the Army’s second Stryker Brigade Command Team, the 1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division.
Col. Philip J. Ryan assumed command of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, Fort Bragg, NC
July 7, 2020: Col. Philip J. Ryan assumed command of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, Fort Bragg, NC, on June 26th, replacing BGen. Allan M. Pepin. Prior to his current posting Col. Ryan served as Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Army, Pentagon. BGen. Pepin's new position is Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg.
Current Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor will face Norman police officer Tommie Johnson in a Republican runoff for County Sheriff
July 7, 2020: Current Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor will face Norman police officer Tommie Johnson in a Republican runoff for County Sheriff this August. According to unofficial results from the Oklahoma State Election Board, Taylor won 48% of the vote, and Johnson won 33% during the June 30 primary election. A third challenger, former Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike McCully, will not advance after receiving just under 19% of votes. In November, the winner will be up against Oklahoma City police officer Wayland Cubit, a Democrat, who easily beat opponent Virgil Green by over 16,000 votes. The race for Sheriff was a highlight of the June 30 primary election in Oklahoma County with the backdrop of protests against police brutality and the possibility for voters to elect the county’s first Black Sheriff.
Craig Beck has retired from his position as Public Works Director for Long Beach, CA
July 7, 2020: Craig Beck has retired from his position as Public Works Director for Long Beach, CA. Beck was hired in 1986 as a dispatcher in the fire department. He moved to Community Development and helped with recovery efforts after the 1992 civil unrest. His experience in that department included management of the community development block grant and the $40 million loan for development of Queensway Bay and the Pike before becoming Development Services Director. He also spent time in the city's Gas and Oil (now Energy Resources) Department. As Public Works director, he oversaw the construction of the new Civic Center, including the new City Hall, the port headquarters building and the Billie Jean King Main Library.
Paul Keenan was recently named Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Indianapolis, IN Field Office
July 6, 2020: Paul Keenan was recently named Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Indianapolis, IN Field Office. Mr. Keenan previously served as a section chief for the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG). He joined the FBI in 2003 and has held positions dealing with violent gangs, drug trafficking, and led various response teams. Before joining the FBI, Mr. Keenan served as a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
BGen. James E. Booner assumed command of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leornard Wood, MO
July 6, 2020: BGen. James E. Booner assumed command of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leornard Wood, MO, on June 26th. BGen. Bonner replaced MGen. Donna Martin, who will become the provost marshal general of the Army at the Pentagon. Prior to his current assignment, BGen. Bonner was commander of the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosives Command at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Jared A. Goldman as General Counsel at the California Health and Human Services Agency
Shel Bolyard-Douglas will be the next Fauquier County Department of Social Services Director
Rebecca St. George has been appointed City Attorney for Duluth, MN
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