“Data is the key to efficiency and measuring results,” Neuman said.
Durkee is a contractor providing information technology services and support to NASA headquarters. He served as chief operating officer of Matrics, a Howard County-based technology company, when Neuman was its CEO.
The company, once near bankruptcy, was sold for $230 million in 2004.
Durkee, 57, has a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University, Neuman’s alma mater. The appointment is effective Monday.