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NGC Names Sam Shekar Chief Medical Officer; Amy King Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) appointed Sam Shekar, M.D., M.P.H., chief medical officer within the company’s Information Systems sector. According to the firm, “Shekar will provide strategic direction for Northrop Grumman’s health information technology (IT) business and will serve as an adviser to the healthcare and public health community, customers, partners and …

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Wood Parker, TASC Worried About OCI Rule Changes

TASC has released a statement voicing concerns of rule changes proposed by the Department of Defense on organizational conflicts of interest (OCI) in major defense acquisition programs. The firm, formerly part of Northrop Grumman, notes the moves as “inconsistent with the goals of the government’s Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act …

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FGM Brings in Joe Gawlik to Lead BD

FGM has brought in industry veteran Joe Gawlik to serve as senior vice president of business development. Gawlik’s focus will be on developing the national security, C4ISR and cyber market areas. According to the firm, “Gawlik will be leading FGM’s business development efforts throughout the company while supporting FGM’s regional …

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NGC Scores Navy Deal

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) claimed a Navy contract worth $175 million for “advance procurement of long-lead materials and performance of engineering and planning efforts for LHA 7, the second in the Navy’s newest class of large-deck amphibious assault ships. The first ship, America (LHA 6) is currently 25 percent complete.” “This …

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NGC, EADS’s Unmanned Euro Hawk Takes Flight (PHOTO)

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and EADS Defence & Security’s Euro Hawk unmanned aircraft has successfully completed its first flight. The aircraft climbed to 32, 000 feet over the California desert before landing nearly two hours later at Edwards Air Force Base. “The Euro Hawk marks the first international configuration of …

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NGC’s Global Hawk Ready for Review

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system is set for review by the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Defense Acquisition Board (DAB). “Global Hawk is performing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s conducting combat and civil missions around the world, while at the …

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Wes Bush on NGC’s $2 Billion Share Repurchase

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE:NOC) “board of directors has authorized a new program to repurchase up to $2 billion of its outstanding common stock, which represents approximately 11 percent of the company’s current market capitalization.” “Today’s increase in our share repurchase authorization demonstrates our continuing commitment to a balanced cash deployment strategy …

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NGC Signs $500 Million Deal to Produce Hybrid ‘Unblinking Eye’ Airship (PHOTO)

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has finalized a $517 million deal with the Army to provide “a new hybrid airship weapons system, just larger than the length of a football field” scheduled to take flight over Afghanistan in 18 months. “This opportunity leverages our longstanding leadership positions in developing innovative unmanned …

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Kevin Parker, Barbie Bigelow on Deltek, TASC’s New Business Agreement

Deltek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROJ) was selected by TASC to support the firm’s core contract and billing management, financial management and employee management operations. “We chose Deltek because of its proven leadership and experience in offering enterprise applications to government contractors, ” said Barbie Bigelow, Chief Information Officer at TASC. “Deltek’s …

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NGC’s Catherine Kuenzel on Lessons Learned

Catherine Kuenzel of Northrop Grumman recently and shared some lessons she has learned during her time in the industry.  “I have learned to listen to the customer to fully understand their needs and goals, and effectively translate that back to the organization to tailor a solution to meet the customer’s …

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