REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ( http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?1858002 ) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, today announced retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph "Keith" Kellogg Jr. has joined the company to oversee its homeland security solutions efforts. His appointment underscores Oracle's long-standing commitment to provide information technology to organizations working at the front lines of the nation's defense. Kellogg joins Oracle as senior vice president of homeland security solutions. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO ) During Kellogg's decorated 32-year Army career, which just concluded as director of command, control, communications and computers for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he became a vocal advocate for using information technology as an important weapon system in the military arsenal as part of the Defense Department's transformation toward network-centric operations. Kellogg has shown deep understanding of the value software provides for accessing information and collaborating among the multiple branches of the military, as well as between the many public- and private-sector organizations that affect the country's ability to protect critical infrastructure. "During my career, information technology has increasingly brought the capability of all our military services together, creating a more agile and lethal force," Kellogg said, "and it will continue to be the dominant agent of change in the future. I found Oracle to be the leader in providing secure technology capable of tying together the nation's defense capabilities. The company's mission is critically important in our war and homeland security efforts, and by joining this team, I have been given the opportunity to continue to work to strengthen America's defenses." Oracle has more than 25 years of experience supporting federal defense, intelligence and civilian agencies, as well as state, local and municipal governments. The company's solutions form the foundation of America's critical information infrastructure: its database, architecture and application offerings power government agencies, Wall Street, utilities, hospitals and educational institutions. "Oracle is the leader in providing private- and public-sector organizations with the solutions needed to securely share information and collaborate for homeland security," said Kevin Fitzgerald, senior vice president, Oracle Government, Education and Healthcare. "Our success can be attributed to the domain expertise that helps us build reliable, secure and scalable software, and serve as a strategic adviser to the government. At Oracle, we have always hired senior executives who have helped shape the thought leadership of the industry, and the addition of Keith Kellogg follows this practice. With his leadership, our homeland security offerings can continue to become more mature and powerful, providing a solid platform for technology vigilance." Under Kellogg, Oracle will further its commitment to address the homeland security challenge with partners, realizing there is no quick-fix solution or single product that will solve the nation's problems. Oracle will continue to work with members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, bringing together the technology infrastructure, applications and expertise to deliver secure, cohesive and flexible solutions that help protect America and make it run more efficiently. About Oracle Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at www.oracle.com. Trademarks Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.
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