Executive Moves

Former NAVSEA Commander Thomas Moore Named HII Nuclear Operations VP; Andy Green Quoted

Thomas Moore VP

Thomas Moore, a 39-year U.S. Navy veteran and former head of Naval Sea Systems Command, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE: HII) nuclear and environmental services business as vice president of nuclear operations. The retired Navy vice admiral will oversee nuclear programs for the Department of Energy portfolio within HII's technical solutions division, led by Andy Green, the company said Wednesday.

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Former USAF Chief of Staff David Goldfein Appointed Blackstone Senior Adviser

David Goldfein Senior Adviser Blackstone

David Goldfein, former chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named a senior adviser at New York-based investment company Blackstone (NYSE: BX). Goldfein retired from the Air Force in October with the rank of general after 37 years of service and will provide advice to the Blackstone leadership on investment and strategic matters, the company said Thursday.

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Mercury Systems’ William Conley Joins NDIA Central Georgia Chapter Board

William Conley CTO Mercury Systems

William Conley, chief technology officer of Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY), has been named to the board of directors for the National Defense Industrial Association's Central Georgia chapter. He will serve as a board member for a term of up to six years, Mercury Systems said Thursday.

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40-Year Tech Industry Vet Pat Gelsinger Named Intel’s Next CEO

Pat Gelsinger Incoming CEO Intel

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of virtualization software provider VMware (NYSE: VMW) since September 2012 and a four-decade technology industry veteran, has been appointed by the board of directors at Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) to serve as the chipmaker's CEO effective Feb. 15. He will succeed Bob Swan, who has led Intel since January 2019, the company said Wednesday.

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Former USMC Exec Kenneth Bible Named DHS CISO

Kenneth Bible CISO DHS

Kenneth Bible, former deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Marine Corps, has joined the Department of Homeland Security as chief information security officer, Federal News Network reported Monday. He succeeds Paul Beckman, who stepped down from the DHS CISO position last year and now works for Consolidated Nuclear Security in the same role.

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US Foreign Service Vet William Burns Nominated to Lead CIA

William Burns CIA nominee

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated William Burns, a 33-year U.S. Foreign Service veteran and current president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to be the CIA's next director. Sen. Mark Werner, D-Va., the Senate Intelligence Committee's incoming chairman, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., welcomed the nomination of Burns to the CIA leadership position.

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Former IBM Federal Exec Andras Szakal Named VP, CTO of The Open Group

Andras Szakal VP and CTO The Open Group

Andras Szakal, formerly an executive at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and a more than three-decade industry veteran, has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer of The Open Group. He will lead the consortium's technical strategy and strategic vision for evolving standards in his new role, The Open Group said Monday.

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Mark Gerencser Takes Helm of Business Executives for National Security Board; Joseph Votel Quoted

Mark Gerencser Board Chairman BENS

Mark Gerencser, a 31-year Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) veteran and three-time Wash100 Award recipient, has assumed chairmanship of the Business Executives for National Security. "Gerencser is a long-time BENS member and director who brings a wealth of experience in developing public-private partnerships which will serve our organization and the nation well,” BENS President and CEO Joseph Votel said.

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