| 30 May 2001
For Immediate Release
Eric Bohn Named CIO at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has appointed Eric Bohn Laboratory Chief Information Officer (CIO).
As CIO, Bohn will oversee our information technology infrastructure, the network of computing and communications equipment used to conduct the Laboratory's business.
"My first priority will be to develop a comprehensive plan for building an information infrastructure that is well integrated with both the Laboratory and departmental business processes and practices," says Bohn, who lives in Columbia, Md. "Our goal is to provide quality information products and services at the most affordable cost."
Bohn says APL is fortunate to have a highly skilled and motivated information technology staff: "I've worked with many of them so I'm confident we'll be able to achieve our goals by implementing collaborative enterprise approaches for solving our IT infrastructure challenges."
Bohn, who joined APL in 1970, stepped down as assistant head of the Submarine Technology Department to take up his new duties in the Director's Office. He is a member of the Executive Council and reports to the director.
In making the appointment, APL Director Rich Roca cited Bohn's experience and his service on several teams that dealt with information technology and business integration issues at a Laboratory level. "Eric brings an extremely strong set of tools to this critical management position," Roca says.
The Applied Physics Laboratory is a not-for-profit laboratory and division of The Johns Hopkins University. APL conducts research and development primarily for national security and for nondefense projects of national and global significance.