Archive: Personnel Moves

Chris Kubasik, chairman, president and CEO of L3 Technologies. Photo: L3

Kubasik, Once In Line To Lead Lockheed Martin, Tapped As Next L3 Chief

L3 Technologies [LLL] on Wednesday night said that Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese will retire at the end of this year from his CEO role and that Chris Kubasik, who is currently president and chief operating officer (COO), will become CEO on Jan. 1, 2018. Kubasik, 56, well thought of in the investment community for […]

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Davis retired on Monday. His last assignment was Deputy Commandant for Aviation. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps.

Marine Corps Aviation Chief Retires

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, the Marine Corps’ most senior aviator, hung up his wings July 10 after a 37-year career in uniform. Commissioned a second lieutenant in May 1980, Davis served as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation from June 2014 until his retirement on Monday. During a ceremony at Marine Corps Barracks in Washington, D.C., […]

Boeing Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne Caret. Photo: Boeing

Boeing’s Caret Flattening Defense And Space Segment

Boeing [BA] Defense Chief Leanne Caret on Tuesday said she is eliminating two of the defense segment’s three reporting sectors in favor of smaller entities that will report to directly to her, simplifying and flattening the organization to speed decision making and make the business more competitive. The reorganization and streamlining will also result in […]

Transportation Security Administration Administrator David Pekoske.

Trump Nominates Former Coast Guard Admiral To Lead TSA

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated David Pekoske to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), choosing a former Coast Guard officer and industry executive to run the agency responsible for ensuring the nation’s transportation systems are secure. Pekoske retired from the Coast Guard in 2010 after a 30 year career, ending his service with one-year […]

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, left, swears in Elaine Duke, right, as his deputy. Photo: DHS

Duke Begins Work As DHS Deputy

Elaine Duke was officially sworn in on Monday as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), marking a return to the department where she last headed the management office seven years ago. Chip Fulghum, the deputy under secretary for Management, was serving as the acting DHS deputy. Fulghum will continue to act as […]


Trump Nominates David Norquist To Be Pentagon Comptroller

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated David Norquist to be the Pentagon’s top budget official. If confirmed as the under secretary of defense (Comptroller) and chief financial officer, Norquist will serve as the principal advisor to Defense Secretary Mattis on all budgetary and financial matters at the Defense Department.   Norquist is currently with the […]

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke

Senate Confirms Duke As Deputy Secretary Of DHS

The Senate on Tuesday voted 85-14 to confirm Elaine Duke as deputy secretary of Homeland Security, giving the department an experienced federal manager to oversee day-to-day responsibilities. The 14 nay votes came from 13 Democrats and one independent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.). “Elaine Duke has served successfully under Democratic and Republican administrations and I believe […]

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Senate Confirms Coats As DNI; Duke Nomination Approved In Committee

The Senate on Wednesday voted 85-12 in favor of Daniel Coats to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI), succeeding James Clapper, who resigned at the end of the Obama administration. Coats is a former Republican senator from Indiana. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approve by voice vote the nomination of Elaine Duke […]

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke

Trump Nominates Seasoned Management Pro Elaine Duke As DHS Deputy

President Donald Trump on Monday evening announced his intent to nominate Elaine Duke to be the deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, selecting a strong management professional to run the department’s day to day operations. The nomination of Duke might also be seen as a victory for DHS Secretary John Kelly, who reportedly […]

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). Official Senate photo.

Senator Asks Trump To Keep NNSA, DoD Leadership Through Transition

A United States senator from New Mexico is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to keep current National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Defense Department leadership in their positions until replacements are appointed. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D) said Wednesday in a letter to Trump that he is concerned about NNSA continuity of operations, as Administrator Frank […]