Archive: Personnel Moves

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 […]

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 […]