Archive: Personnel Moves

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addresses the U.S. Cyber Command workforce at Fort Meade, Md. on March 13.
Photo: U.S. Department of Defense.

Carter Shuffles Army, Pentagon Senior Civilian Officials

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Monday announced the shuffling of several senior civilian Pentagon officials ahead of Army Secretary John McHugh leaving office before November.  Eric Fanning, who has served as Carter’s chief of staff since taking office in February, has been named undersecretary of the Army. The position has been vacant since Brad […]

Harris Corp.  Chairman, President and CEO William Brown. Photo: Harris

Harris Realigns Segments Following Exelis Acquisition

A month after completing its $5 billion acquisition of defense company Exelis, Harris Corp. [HRS] on Wednesday said it is reorganizing into four business segments aimed at improving operational efficiencies and capturing synergies. “We combined Harris’ and Exelis’ top talent and technology to create four market-focused segments aligned with Harris’ strategic growth platforms,” William Brown, […]

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Peter Neffenger. Photo: Coast Guard

Neffenger Confirmed To Head TSA; Senate Appropriators Boost Support For Screener Training

The Senate Monday evening overwhelmingly voted to confirm Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Peter Neffenger to be the next chief of the Transportation Security Administration while Senate appropriators last week agreed to provide more funds than requested to boost training for the agency’s screener workforce at airport checkpoints. The Senate vote for Neffenger was 81-1 […]

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Photo: Boeing

Muilenburg Named New Boeing Chief, McNerney To Remain Chairman

Boeing [BA] on Tuesday named its number two executive Dennis Muilenburg to be the company’s new CEO effective July 1, succeeding Jim McNerney who is retiring from Boeing next February after leading the aerospace giant for the past decade. Muilenburg, 51, will be president and CEO and be a member of Boeing’s board, which will […]


Additional 450 U.S. Troops Will Deploy To Iraq In Support Of ISIS Fight

An additional 450 U.S. troops will be sent to Iraq where they will open a new training base for Iraqi soldiers fighting Islamic State militants. The additional troops are destined for Taqaddum Air Base and will not be forward deployed with Iraqi ground units or deployed as spotters for airstrikes, as many U.S. officials have […]

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Peter Neffenger. Photo: Coast Guard

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Neffenger To Lead TSA

 The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Thursday approved by voice vote the nomination of Coast Guard Adm. Peter Neffenger to be Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will consider Neffenger’s nomination on June 10 before the Senate votes on him to be the next […]

Incoming Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David Melcher. Photo: AIA

Former Exelis Chief Melcher Named New CEO Of AIA

David Melcher, who led defense civil government contractor Exelis Inc. after its spin-off from ITT Corp. [ITT] in 2011 until it was acquired by Harris Corp. [HRS] last month, has been named as the new chief of the Aerospace Industries Association, effective June 8. Melcher succeeds Marion Blakey, who departed AIA earlier this year to […]

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Elbit To Acquire NICE Systems’ Cyber And Intelligence Business

Elbit Systems [ESLT] on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire the Cyber and Intelligence Division of NICE Systems [NICE] for up to $157.9 million in cash in a deal that expands its cyber business. The transaction, which includes a potential $40 million earn-out provision as part of the overall cash payment, is expected to […]

Incoming Leidos Health and Engineering Sector President Jonathan Scholl. Photo: Leidos

Leidos Taps Healthcare Pro To Run Its Health And Engineering Sector

Leidos [LDOS] on Tuesday named Jonathan Scholl as the president of its Health and Engineering Sector, which struggled last year with massive losses and contracting revenue. Scholl, who will join Leidos effective June 22, has served the last five as chief strategy officer of Texas Health Resources, a $3.8 billion faith-based, non-profit system of 24 […]

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Peter Neffenger. Photo: Coast Guard

Obama Taps Coast Guard Vice Commandant Neffenger To Lead TSA

Moving to fill the only open senior position at the Department of Homeland Security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated the number two official at the Coast Guard, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, to lead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Neffenger, 59, has been the vice commandant of the Coast Guard since May 2014. Before his […]