Charles Beard on SAIC’s Appointment of Former Army Gen. David Lacquement to SVP, Program Development Lead
David Lacquement, a retired two-star Army general,has been appointed senior vice president and program development director of SAIC‘s cybersecurity unit.
The unit is expanding its offerings in the government and commercial markets for continuity of mission operations, combating industrial espionage and responding to digital forensics investigations.
Charles Beard, general manager of the unit, SVP and chief information officer, said the 30-year Army vet’s “background and leadership will be invaluable as we execute our cybersecurity strategy and protect the nation’s critical systems from cyber attacks.”
Lacquement‘s most recent position in the Army was the director of operations at U.S.Cyber Command.
CEO Ralph Shrader on Booz Allen’s Purchase of ARINC’s Defense Systems Engineering Business
In a cash deal worth $154 million, Booz Allen Hamilton will buyARINC‘s defense systems engineering unit.
“DSES is a good strategic fit that builds on Booz Allen’s existing engineering capabilities and defense market position,” said Booz Allen CEO Ralph Shrader.
Approximately 1,000 ARINC employees will join the McLean, Va.-based contractor after the sale closes, which is expected to occur later this Fall.
According to ARINC, the company will continue to focus on growing its commercial businesses.
John Sutton on New QinetiQ NA National Systems SVP Bruce Feldman
According to John Sutton, executive VP and general manager of the unit, Feldman has 20 years of expertise in communications, engineering and cyber and will aid in developing innovative solutions to meet the operational needs of customers.
Feldman’s new position includes managing technology development and service delivery on QinetiQ’s contracts with customers in both the intelligence and defense sectors.
Prior to filling this position, Feldman spent 13 years at General Dynamics subsidiary GCI Inc., where he rose to VP, after working nine years with TASC.
Sheila Cheston on Northrop Naming James Stephenson Electronic Systems Counsel and Kathryn Simpson Deputy General Counsel
In two recent appointments,Northrop Grumman has named Kathryn Simpson VP and deputy general counsel and James Stephenson vice president, associate general counsel and sector counsel for the Electronic Systems sector.
Simpson, a 17-year Raytheon vet, will lead teams in the international, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, pension and benefits, government contracts and government relations areas.
Stephenson has been with the company since 1984 and will conduct contracts, business development, litigation, investigations, environmental, trademarks, intellectual property, employment, general corporate matters audit and compliance for the sector.