Archive: Personnel Moves

Northrop Grumman Chief Sugar Announces Plans To Retire, Bush To Takeover In January

By Calvin Biesecker In a surprise announcement yesterday, Northrop Grumman [NOC] Chairman and CEO Ron Sugar said that he will retire at the end of this year and the company said that Wes Bush, who is currently its president and chief operating officer, has been elected CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Lewis Coleman, currently Northrop […]

Obama Plans To Nominate Southers To Lead TSA

President Obama last week announced his intent to nominate Erroll Southers as Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Southers is currently the Assistant Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence at the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department, the largest airport police department in the United States. He is also Associate Director at the […]

KBR Forms New Government, Defense And Infrastructure Group

KBR, the former division of the energy services company Halliburton [HAL], has created a Government, Defense and Infrastructure Business Group, to better represent its capabilities to customers, in particular in defense. The new group essentially adds the defense component to the previous Government and Infrastructure Business. The group will serve customers in North America, the […]

Kaminski, Lyles, Appointed To Defense Science Board

The Defense Department yesterday announced the appointments of Paul Kaminski as chairman of the Defense Science Board for a term effective immediately through Dec. 31, 2011, and retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles as vice chairman for a term effective immediately through Dec. 31, 2010. Kaminski is chairman and chief executive officer of Technovation Inc. […]

SAIC Confirms Havenstein To Be Its Next CEO

By Calvin Biesecker SAIC [SAI] yesterday confirmed that Walt Havenstein, the departing chief of BAE Systems’ United States-based division, will become its new CEO in September, succeeding Ken Dahlberg who will remain as chairman through June 2010. Havenstein, who will become SAIC’s CEO on Sept. 21, will also become a member of the company’s board […]

BAE’s U.S. Chief Havenstein Leaving For SAIC

By Calvin Biesecker Britain’s BAE Systems said yesterday that Walt Havenstein, the head of its operations in the United States, will be stepping down this Friday; the company said that Anthony Zinni, the retired Marine Corps general, will become chairman and acting president and CEO of the U.S. business. Zinni, who is a former commander […]

Restricting Body Imagers Limits Threat Detection, Acting TSA Chief Says

By Calvin Biesecker Restrictions on the use of imaging technology at airport checkpoints that can peer beneath a person’s clothing to detect potential threats that metal detectors will limit the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) ability to detect threats, the acting chief of the agency said this week. "In all honesty…based on the intel that I […]

Larry Prior Leaving SAIC To Be ManTech’s New President And COO

By Calvin Biesecker ManTech International [MANT] yesterday said that Larry Prior, who is currently the chief operating officer (COO) at SAIC [SAI], will be joining the company in July as president and COO. Prior, who has been with SAIC since 2004 and served as that company’s COO since October 2007, may be in line to […]

DHS Announces Cyber Security Appointments

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday said that Phillip Reitinger, deputy under secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, will also serve as the director of the National Cybersecurity Center to coordinate the departments efforts on cyber security. Napolitano also announced that Greg Schaffer has been appointed to be the assistant secretary […]

Senate Confirms Lute As DHS Deputy

The Senate on Thursday evening by voice vote confirmed Jane Holl Lute to become the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, the second most senior official at the department. Lute is expected to be sworn in either today or tomorrow. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had said that she wanted Congress to move quickly on the […]