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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly News Round-Up
Bill Hoover on American Systems’ Deal with SAIC; Steve Comber on SAIC’s Big Health Quarter
American Systems closed its purchase of SAIC‘s test and evaluation unit this week, and 300 SAIC employees will now join American Systems’ human capital and managed services group.
“The Test & Evaluation market traditionally experienced remarkable growth as conflicts are winding down,” said Bill Hoover, American Systems president and CEO. “Innovative technologies developed to support various divisions of our military now need to achieve interoperability.
SAIC also announced it has won $242 million in healthcare contracts this quarter on the heels of its its pick ups of health IT consultants maxIT Healthcare and Vitalize Consulting Solutions.
Steve Comber, SVP and health solutions business unit GM, said SAIC is focused on “using health analytics and other solutions to enhance the health and deployment readiness of our military personnel around the world.”
Brad Antle on Salient’s Pick Up of App Software Developer, Strategic Consultant
Salient Federal Solutions has bought application software developer LIST Innovative Solutions, a civilian federal contractor that specializes in strategic consulting and operations management.
Salient now covers 90 percent of its contract base with federal software or application development contracts and added positions on BPAs with the Office of Personnel Management and the Patent and Trademark Office.
Brad Antle, Salient’s CEO, said Salient will leverage List’s capabilities as it aims to win more analytics and engineering work.
Lockheed Buys C4ISR and UAS Company as Marillyn Hewson Elevates to CEO
Lockheed Martin has acquired Chandler/May, aC4ISR and unmanned
aerial systems company that has produced more 2,200 UAVs and integrates ground control stations.
Chandler/May will join Lockheed’s mission systems and sensorsbusiness, which it currently helps produce the Desert Hawk UAV.
Marillyn Hewson, EVP for electronic systems, was also tapped to elevate to CEO on Jan. 1 in succession of Bob Stevens, who will stay on as executive chairman of the board.
A 29-year company veteran, Hewson also serves as chairman of Lockheed subsidiary Sandia Corp. and has led global supply chain management, systems integration, and other areas.
Northrop Names Karen Campbell and Chris Yamada to VP Posts
Karen Campbell has elevated to the VP for marine systems post at Northrop Grumman, where she’ll be responsible for all related programs and products.
Campbell has served at Northrop since 1985 and was most recently deputy program manager and director of the F-35 Lightning II radar program.
Northrop also appointed 29-year company vet Chris Yamada as VP of its newaerospace products organization as it looks to expand its customer base.
Yamada will retain his current leadership positions in astro aerospace, microelectronic products and services and cutting edge optronics.