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Rants and Raves

...watching what the Target store management just did. Target caused the resignation (firing?) of Beth Jacob the chief information officer after the massive data breach. Obama needs to understand that when things go wrong somebody needs to get fired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-15/rants-and-raves
Target acknowledges it didn't take immediate action on cyber breach alert

...stole credit card numbers and personal data of millions of its customers. Target announced last week that its chief information officer, Beth Jacob, had resigned and was searching for an interim CIO. It also said it was working to overhaul some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-14/target-acknowledges-it-did
Target tech chief Beth Jacob resigns as it overhauls security

...Web site to its internal computer systems as Chief Information Officer since 2008, has resigned. The company said...Steinhafel that was furnished by Target, the outgoing Chief Information Officer Jacob did not mention the data breach, but said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-05/target-tech-chief-beth-jac
Top information execs under pressure from hackers

...are putting top technology executives under severe pressure. And this week's sudden departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach has only ratcheted up the stress.Years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-09/top-information-execs-unde
More than 700 honored at GRU fall commencement ceremony

...graduates filled in the seats crossing the arena's floor.Becky Blalock, the former senior vice president and chief information officer of Southern Co., delivered the commencement address, urging the graduates to set high goals for the future...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-15/more-700-honored-gru-fall-com
What God wants for Christmas -- and every day, too

...that is His abundant and unending grace. (The writer, a U.S. Army veteran, is retired, formerly the chief information officer of University Health Care System in Augusta. He lives in Evans.)

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-12-23/what-god-wants-c
UGA to purge employee data

...institution," said Brian Rivers, UGA associate chief information officer for information security in UGA's Enterprise...said Danna Gianforte, UGA's EITS associate chief information officer. Some federal government programs require use...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-11-27/uga-purge-employee-data
Georgia offers 70,000 online resources

...Our job is to fill the gaps in K-12 brick-and-mortar schools," said Bob Swiggum, the department's chief information officer.Even though its debut came in the last weeks of the school year, 2,500 teachers were on the site days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-05-27/georgia-offers-70000-onl
Homeland Security: Mounting vacancies to affect immigration laws

...according to the Congressional Research Service.Eight other key positions not requiring Senate approval, such as chief information officer and chief privacy officer, also are vacant or filled by temporary officials.The one nomination Mr. Obama...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-23/homeland-security-mounting-vaca
Leadership Augusta bestows top awards

...Fort Gordon garrison commander from 1996-1999. He retired from the Army in 2002 after his last post as a chief information officer for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Va.Blanchard is a graduate of the 1988...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-09-17/leadership-