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Target Names New Chief Information Officer

Target has named Bob DeRodes as its new chief information officer.

DeRodes has been a senior information technology adviser for the Center for CIO Leadership, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the U.S. Department of Justice. He will assume oversight of the company’s technology team and operations, effective May 5.

Target also announced that MasterCard Inc. will provide its branded credit and debit cards with the chip-and-PIN technology that will be coming out next year. “Establishing a clear path forward for Target following the data breach has been my top priority,” Gregg Steinhafel, Target’s chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement. “I believe Target has a tremendous opportunity to take the lessons learned from this incident and enhance our overall approach to data security and information technology.”

Target said it’s continuing its active search for a chief information security officer and a chief compliance officer.

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