Archive: Personnel Moves

Senate Confirms White House Pick for Senior DoE Weapons Post

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Charles Verdon as the deputy administrator for defense programs in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Verdon, most recently principal associate director at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate, got the thumbs-up nearly seven months after President Trump nominated him for the top National […]

Inhofe Gets SASC Gavel, Kyl to Fill McCain’s Senate Seat

The shape of the Capitol Hill defense establishment in the post-McCain era formally gelled Wednesday, as Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) became chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Republican John Kyl, a former Senator himself, was sworn in to serve the remainder of the late McCain’s term. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced […]

Michele Evans has been named to lead Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics segment effective Oct. 1. Photo: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Names Evans To Head Aeronautics As Carvalho Set To Retire

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Wednesday said that Michele Evans has been tapped to lead the company’s largest business segment, succeeding Orlando Carvalho who will retire later this year after leading Aeronautics for the past five years. Prior to being executive vice president of Aeronautics, Carvalho, 60, led the F-35 multi-role fighter program for the company […]

William Bryan, President Donald Trump's nominee to be under secretary of Science and Technology for DHS. Bryan is currently the acting head of S&T. Photo: DHS

DHS S&T Nominee Plugs Counter UAS Bill

Legislation in the Senate permitting the use of technology to defeat potential threats from drones is necessary to enable the testing and evaluation of these technologies in operationally relevant environments, a Department of Homeland Security official said on Wednesday. Current law allows for detecting and tracking of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) “but we’re not able […]

White House Aims To Fill Long-Vacant No. 2 Position At NNSA

The White House on Friday announced the anticipated nominee to fill the number two slot at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which has been vacant throughout the Trump administration. Longtime Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory senior physicist William Bookless would take over as NNSA principal deputy administrator upon Senate confirmation, according to […]

Brendan Curran will lead Boeing AvionX, an organization formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems. Photo: Boeing

Boeing Names Aerospace Exec Curran To Lead AvionX Organization

Boeing [BA] on Monday appointed aerospace industry veteran Brendan Curran to lead the company’s year old organization that makes avionics products, saying the new position will help mature its aftermarket strategy. Curran was previously president of the Aerospace and Electronics segment of Crane Co. [CR], overseeing a $693 million business that provides technologies to the […]

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems segment. Photo: GD

GD Names Marzilli Executive VP For IT and Mission Systems Segments

General Dynamics [GD] on Tuesday said it has elected Christopher Marzilli to be the executive vice president of its Information Technology and Mission Systems segments effective Jan. 1, 2019, succeeding S. Daniel Johnson, who plans to retire at the end of 2018. Marzilli has been president of the Mission Systems segment since January 2015 and […]

Christopher Kubasik, L3 Technologies Chairman, President and CEO. Photo: L3 Technologies

L3 Establishes Business Segment To Focus On ISR, Bolster Growth And Boost Margins

As part of L3 Technologies’ [LLL] major transformation plans this year, the company on Thursday said it has consolidated its Aerospace Systems and Sensors Systems business segment into one focused on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions for customers worldwide. The $4.7 billion Texas-based ISR Systems segment supplies sensor solutions from the “ocean floor to […]

Head of BWXT Nuclear Operations Group Leaving After June; Head Lawyer Also to Depart

Joseph Henry, president and chief operating officer of BWX Technologies’ Nuclear Operations Group, will retire June 30, the company disclosed Monday in a regulatory filing. It was not immediately clear who would succeed the retired Navy admiral at the helm of the Lynchburg, Va.-based company’s nuclear manufacturing and fuel-enrichment business. “We will announce [Henry’s] successor […]