Archive: Personnel Moves


Army To Cut 40,000 Soldiers By 2017, Reports Say

The Army is set to reduce its end strength by an additional 40,000 troops over the next two years, including the elimination of 17,000 civilian employees, according to reports. The service is in the midst of a force reduction as a result of budget cuts and the winding down of the wars in Iraq and […]

Mark Schultz, departing general counsel for SAIC. Photo: SAIC

SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company

Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] said on Tuesday that Mark Schultz, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, is leaving the company. Schultz’s role as an executive officer ended on July 6 but he will remain with the company until early September to support the transition. Meantime, Paul Greiner, corporate secretary and deputy general […]

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Photo: DHS

Neffenger Takes Over At TSA; Johnson Says Plan Underway To Correct Screening Issues

Steps to address shortcomings in checkpoint screening at the nation’s airports that were identified recently in covert testing by a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) watchdog are currently being implemented, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Monday while introducing former Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Peter Neffenger as the new administrator of the Transportation […]

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 […]