Executive Moves

Yasser Ibrahim Joins Axon as Artificial Intelligence SVP

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Yasser Ibrahim, former science and engineering leader at Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), assumed the role of senior vice president of artificial intelligence at public safety technology provider Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN) on March 9. He will report to Jeff Kunins, Axon’s chief product officer and executive VP of software, as he leads the AI team through the company’s Seattle-based global software hub and works with an independent board that seeks to deploy AI technologies with an ethical design framework, Axon said Wednesday.

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Gov’t Service Vet Christopher Maynard Named CISO of LexisNexis’ Reed Tech Subsidiary

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Christopher Maynard, a former director and branch chief at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined LexisNexis subsidiary Reed Tech as chief information security officer, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Tuesday.  Horsham, Pa.-based Reed Tech aims to help government customers manage data programs with the use of technology.

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Former NRO Director Betty Sapp to Join Perspecta Board; Mac Curtis Quoted

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Betty Sapp, former director of the National Reconnaissance Office and four-time Wash100 awardee, will formally join Perspecta's (NYSE: PRSP) board of directors on May 1. “I am confident she will provide valuable guidance as a well-rounded leader who clearly understands our strategic mission focus,” said Mac Curtis, Perspecta CEO and a 2020 Wash100 winner.

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James Taiclet to Succeed Marillyn Hewson as Lockheed President, CEO

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James Taiclet, a board member at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has been elected by the board of directors to succeed Marillyn Hewson as president and CEO, effective June 15. Hewson, who has served as president and CEO since 2013 and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, will transition to the role of executive chairman of the board by mid-June, Lockheed said Monday.

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