Executive Moves

Sotera Promotes Rick White to CIO: John Hillen Comments

Sotera Defense Solutions has promoted Rick White, previously vice president and solutions architect, to serve as chief information officer. The company said Wednesday White will be responsible for developing and implementing information technology offerings aimed at helping customers fulfill information- and technology-related missions. John Hillen, president and CEO, said White …

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TASC Names VeriSign Vet Rick Howard Info Security Lead; Barbie Bigelow Comments

TASC has appointed Rick Howard, formerly a general manager of a VeriSign cybersecurity intelligence business unit, to serve as chief information security officer. TASC said Howard will be responsible for leading development of a strategy, technical roadmap and security architecture for the company’s information security approach. Howard will focus on …

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Lockheed CTO Ray Johnson to Lead Operations, Program Mgmt in Reorganization

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has placed operations and program management functions into the corporate engineering and technology organization led by Chief Technology Officer Ray Johnson, the Washington Business Journal reports. According to Jill Aitoro, CEO Marillyn Hewson is consolidating corporate functions that report to her at the Bethesda, Md. headquarters. …

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DLT Names Transportation Dept Vet Don Simpson Professional Services Lead; Rick Marcotte Comments

DLT Solutions has appointed former Transportation Department official Don Simpson vice president of the company’s professional services business unit, the company said Tuesday. DLT said Simpson joins the company as it is expanding the unit to include engineers and staff focused on Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) technology consulting and service delivery …

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Northrop Names Ret. Vice Adm. Stephen Stanley Cyber, C4 VP; Sid Ashworth Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed retired Navy Vice Adm. Stephen Stanley vice president of cybersecurity and C4 (command, control, communications and computers). The company said the appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Sid Ashworth, corporate VP of government relations. Stanley, a 37-year Navy veteran, will lead …

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Ball Aerospace Names Jim Oschmann, Cary Ludtke Leads for New Space Units

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has separated its civil and operational space business unit into a civil space and technology unit and an operational space unit. The company said the realignment took effect Jan. 2, with Jim Oschmann serving as vice president and general manager of the civil space unit …

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Gary Shankman Joins Serco as CFO for U.S. Operations, Chris Sullivan as CIO

Gary Shankman has joined Reston, Va.-based Serco Inc. as chief financial officer, the same position he previously held within SAIC‘s defense solutions segment. The more than 30-year government contracting veteran is a certified public accountant and earlier consulted and audited government contractors with Arthur Andersen, focusing on federal acquisition and cost …

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Wyle Appoints Roger Wiederkehr New COO; George Melton Comments

Roger Wiederkehr has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Wyle, effective Jan. 1, 2013. According to a company statement, Wiederkehr’s new responsibilities will include overseeing the operations of the aerospace, CAS, and science, technology and engineering groups and execution of the company strategy. “Roger’s extensive management experience combined …

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Rockwell Collins Names 20-Year Vet Dave Nieuwsma Govt Sales Lead; Phil Jasper Comments

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has promoted Dave Nieuwsma, head of airborne solutions within the government systems unit, to vice president of government strategy and business development. The company said the 21-year Rockwell Collins veteran will lead marketing and sales functions and succeed Phillip Jasper, who elevated to executive VP and chief …

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SAIC Names Brian Keenan, Sarah Allen HR Leads for New Companies; John Jumper Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) announced Thursday another set of executive appointments for the two independent businesses it is forming, nearly a month after announcing the chief executives and other leaders. Brian Keenan, currently SAIC’s executive vice president for human resources, will lead that function at the company focused …

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