Archive: Personnel Moves

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 […]

Obama Nominates Florida’s Emergency Chief To Head FEMA

By Calvin Biesecker President Obama yesterday said he will nominate Florida’s Emergency Management Chief Craig Fugate as the new administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Fugate was reported to be on the short list of candidates for the top job at FEMA, which has been under […]

Obama Orders Cyber Security Review

President Obama this week directed his national security and homeland security advisors to conduct a 60-day review of the plans, programs, and activities ongoing throughout the federal government for cyber security. The review will be led by Melissa Hathaway, who has served as the cyber coordination executive to the Director of National Intelligence. Hathaway will […]

Rand Beers Appointed Acting DHS Deputy Pending Lute Confirmation

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday said that Rand Beers will become the acting deputy secretary of the department beginning today until Jane Holl Lute is confirmed. Beers most recently led President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security agency review team during the transition. Beers previously has served under four different presidents in various counter-terrorism and […]

Obama Plans To Nominate Jane Holl Lute As DHS Deputy

President Obama on Friday announced his intention to nominate Jane Holl Lute as the deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, succeeding Paul Schneider. Lute is currently the assistant secretary-general for Peacebuilding Support at the United Nations, overseeing a multi-billion dollar budget. She joined the U.N. in August 2003 as assistant secretary-general for Mission […]

Northrop Grumman Reorganizes Several Business Sectors

Northrop Grumman [NOC] yesterday said it was combining several of its business sectors to improve alignment with its customers and strengthen performance and cost competitiveness. "These actions are critical steps in shaping our future," Ron Sugar, Northrop Grumman’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "Key to our success is the early anticipation of changes […]

Raytheon Appoints Dugle As New IIS President

Raytheon [RTN] yesterday said that Lynn Dugle, currently vice president and deputy general manager of the company’s Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) business, will become the division’s next president effective Jan. 1, 2009. Dugle will succeed Mike Keebaugh who plans to retire on Dec. 31 after 40 years in the industry. Keebaugh has been president […]