The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic on the Charleston Weapons Station has named a new top-ranking civilian.

Steve Dunn has been named executive director of SPAWAR. He is expected to assume his new duties his month. He succeeds Christopher Miller, who left last summer to become program executive officer for the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management Systems.

Previously, Dunn was comptroller and business resource manager at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego.

As executive director and senior civilian official, Dunn will lead a workforce of 4,100 federal civilian and military employees. SPAWAR also works with more than 9,500 workers from defense contracting firms to provide the Navy and Marine Corps with a wide range of information technology services.