The Lake Placid and Tupper Lake central school districts have hired a new network specialist.
David Romigh will be responsible for the administration of the districts' computer network, hardware and software installation, maintenance and repair of the computer systems for all administrative, information and instructional technology needs, according to a press release issued Tuesday.
The districts will pay for Romigh's services through the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Romigh will provide the Lake Placid school district with support three days a week and spend two days a week at Tupper Lake. Another shared BOCES specialist provides additional support, allowing both districts to have full-time support.
The Lake Placid school district said Romigh "brings strong experience to the position having previously served in consultancy and contractor capacities with CTG, Inc., Criterion Systems, and Computer Services Group of New York City.
"During this time, Mr. Romigh provided (information technology) support and guidance to a number of Fortune 500 companies, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security," the release said.
Prior to his work in the private sector, Romigh served in the U.S. Navy's cryptology community, most recently at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., and was a commander, Seventh Fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan.