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Oracle hires military adviser

Oracle has hired former U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Kellogg Jr. to lead the company?s development of new homeland security technologies for the federal government, said Kevin Fitzgerald, an Oracle senior vice president. Kellogg, former director of command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in charge of Oracle?s work on a network-centric warfare initiative at the Department of Defense, Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald discussed the company?s homeland security initiatives, including a bigger focus on bio-terrorism, at an Oracle financial analyst meeting on Wednesday. He added that Oracle has won key deals recently with the Transportation Security Administration and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The company anticipates generating more sales from the government?s increased focus on national security.