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James Craft to Head Pentagon Anti-IED Office

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The Marine Corps’ deputy chief information officer has been appointed CIO of the Defense Department’s lead organization for countering improvised explosive devices, NextGov reports.

James Craft will assume his new post at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization April 9.

JIEDDO is responsible for developing and deploying new anti-IED technologies.

Craft joined the Marine Corps as deputy CIO in October 2006 and previously served as a telecommunications adviser during the war in Afghanistan.

He originally joined the Marines in 1979 and has held a number of private sector positions at firms like Raytheon Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Washington federal practice, according to NextGov.

Craft’s replacement as Marine Corps CIO has not yet been named.

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