FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mildred Ives has been named DeCA’s new chief technology officer, effective May 19.
She fills the position previously occupied by Jeff Perry, who is now the agency’s chief information officer. He had been CTO since 2011 and continued acting in that position until Ives’ selection.
As chief technology officer, Ives oversees the daily operation of DeCA’s technical infrastructure, network, data centers, service desk, desktop support and sustainment of the major applications.
Ives comes to DeCA from the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., where she was chief of its IT service delivery since 2008. She managed Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate, which includes applications, engineering, and operations and maintenance branches. She oversaw activities such as software design, development, testing and project implementation.
About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5–percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.
Kevin L. Robinson
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