Technology services firm EDS today named John D. Lacopo as its vice president of global communications. Prior to this, Lacopo was corporate vice president of government affairs. William R. Sweeney, executive director of government relations, will succeed Lacopo. Lacopo is a 29-year veteran of EDS, having worked in technology, sales, operations and government affairs. Lacopo will now direct EDS' corporate communications activities across the globe and will direct external and internal communications, executive communications and community affairs. EDS delivers management consulting, e-business solutions and systems and technology expertise to more than 9,000 business and government clients in about 50 countries.