Mason’s Technology Management Program Selected by U.S. Army Medical Department

Posted: March 9, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

George Mason’s graduate program in technology management, part of the School of Management (SOM), has been selected by the U.S. Army’s Medical Department and school based in Texas as one of two approved programs for its health services information technology managers and executives.

Known as “70 Deltas” and holding posts that include CIOs and assistant CIOs, Army health services systems executives are deployed at most hospitals and at all theatres of operation supported by the U.S. Army, including Iraq and Afghanistan. “70 Deltas” are responsible for leading information technology operations across the Army Medical Department, including systems development, acquisition, deployment and maintenance, budgeting, financial management and overall strategy.

The first Army students are scheduled to enroll at Mason in spring 2007.

“In hospitals and field operations around the world, these men and women lead organizations that directly impact the health of our Army,” says Richard Klimoski, dean of SOM. “We’re honored that our program has been chosen to provide the focused course of graduate study the Army was seeking for these critical personnel.”

Mason’s technology program combines the study of leadership, management and analytical skills with a focus on the evolving technology challenges facing contemporary technology professionals.

According to Klimoski, the key to Mason’s technology program being selected was its designation as a partner in the federal CIO University. One of several programs sharing this designation, this curriculum at Mason addressed the core CIO competencies established by the General Services Administration and the Federal CIO Council.

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