Archive: Personnel Moves

USCG Adm. Allen To Remain As National Incident Commander During Oil Spill

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen will continue to in his role as National Incident Commander to coordinate the response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico after his planned retirement as the top coast guard officer later this month. "Because Admiral Allen’s leadership has been so critical to our coordinated […]

Obama Nominates Deputy FBI Chief Pistole To Head TSA

President Obama yesterday said he will nominate John Pistole, the deputy director of the FBI, to manage the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), hoping to fill a key leadership post that has been vacant for more than a year. Pistole will be the third nominee put forward by Obama since last September, beginning with Erroll Southers […]

GD Chief Johnson Elected Board Chairman

General Dynamics [GD] yesterday said its board of directors has elected CEO Jay Johnson to also be chairman, succeeding Nicholas Chabraja, who has been the company’s chairman since July 1997. Johnson became CEO on July 1, 2009, succeeding Chabraja in that role as well. Johnson’s election as chairman is effective immediately. He has been a […]

DHS Nominees Bersin And Borras Installed Through Recess Appointments

By Calvin Biesecker As part of President Obama’s controversial recess appointments over the weekend, nominee Alan Bersin is now cleared to become the next commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Rafael Borras is on his way to becoming the under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Bersin, who was […]

New ATK Chief Realigns Business Groups And Their Leaders

By Calvin Biesecker ATK [ATK] yesterday announced a realignment of its business groups, including the addition of a new one that will serve the law enforcement and sporting markets, naming new leaders for each one month after Mark DeYoung took the helm at the aerospace and defense firm. The new operating groups effective April 1 […]

Obama To Nominate Former Army General To Lead TSA

By Calvin Biesecker President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intention to nominate Robert Harding, a former Army general, to be the next chief of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which has been without a politically appointed leader for more than a year. The administration praised Harding’s experience in national security and with the intelligence community […]

ATK Taps DeYoung As New Chief; Third Quarter Earnings Surge

By Calvin Biesecker Alliant Techsystems [ATK] yesterday appointed Mark DeYoung as its new president and CEO effective immediately, ending a three-month search for a new top executive after Dan Murphy stepped down last November due to family matters. The choice of DeYoung, 51, to lead the company is no surprise as he was named by […]

Southers Withdraws From Consideration To Lead TSA

The White House nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Erroll Southers yesterday withdrew himself from consideration for the post due to delays in his nomination process amid concerns among Republicans who said he would give federal screeners collective bargaining rights and that he abused his position as an FBI official when he searched […]

Lockheed Martin Establishes Five Business Lines In New MS2 Operation

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Wednesday said it has created five business lines within its new Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) operating company, which was set up on Jan. 1 to reflect the consolidation of two previous businesses in the company’s Electronic Systems business, Maritime Systems & Sensors and Systems Integration- Owego. With the realignment, which […]

Obama Nominates Vice Adm. Papp To Be Next Coast Guard Commandant

President Obama this week nominated Vice Adm. Robert Papp to succeed Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen in May 2010 if confirmed by the Senate. Papp is currently commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area and Defense Force East, which means he is the operational commander for all of the service’s missions within the eastern […]