Archive: Personnel Moves

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 […]

Lockheed Martin Improving Focus On Cyber Security

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Friday announced new organizational and personnel moves to sharpen its focus in the area of cyber security, which is growing in importance to government and private sectors and in terms of business opportunities. The company has established the Center for Cyber Security Innovation, which it says "represents an evolution for the […]

GD Announces Leadership Changes At Marine, Land Systems

General Dynamics [GD] this week said that David Heebner, who is president of the company’s Land Systems division, will succeed Michael Toner as chief of the Marine System division when Toner retires on Dec. 31. Heebner, 63, will be succeeded at Land Systems by Mark Roualet, 49, who is currently senior vice president and chief […]

NAPA Cites Progress In DHS Transition Prep But Says Comprehensive Plan Lacking

By Calvin Biesecker The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking "positive" steps to ready itself for its first presidential transition, a period in during which terrorists may feel that the United States is weak, but the department must still craft a more comprehensive plan that clarifies the role of the leadership at headquarters, says […]

BAE Names King CEO; Completes Tenix Defence Acquisition

United Kingdom-based BAE Systems last Friday named Ian King to be its next Chief Executive beginning Sept. 1 following the planned retirement of Mike Turner. King, who is currently BAE’s chief operating officer (COO) for its U.K. and Rest of World businesses, was originally with the former Marconi Corp., which was acquired by BAE in […]