The U.S. Navy is moving forward in its effort to select a contractor to build an unmanned aerial vehicle that will launch from aircraft carriers.
The winning firm will design and develop a UAV for ISR and strike operations that will remain in the air for up to 2,000 miles of continuous flight.
Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems,Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman were selected last year to carry out preliminary design review work on prototypes.
New arenas of battle such as unmanned warfare and cybersecurity have become a priority for military agencies and leaders, with GovCon execs helping drive technologies and capabilities in these areas forward.
“The complexity and prevalence of the cyber threat means that no organization can solve this on their own, thus strong industry-government partnerships are critical,” Tina Kuhn, VP of Defense Solutions within Northrop Grumman Information Systems’ Cyber Solutions division, told ExecutiveBiz.
Mike Brown, RSA’s global public sector lead and longtime federal cyber leader, also caught up with us to talk about how the public and private sectors can shape a collaborative environment to share information.
Check out those and more executive spotlights on the leading topics in GovCon at ExecutiveBiz, and continue reading below for the headline-leading executive activity in GovCon this week.
CTC Creates 3 New Operating Units
Concurrrent Technologies Corp. has formed engineering, technology and services groups to build up the nonprofit’s customer services and core offerings.
In a series of executive appointments, George Appley has been named the SVP of the technology group and David Schiaro will lead CTC’s programs for human performance systems.
“We expect that this structure will result in superior technical solutions, provide life cycle performance enhancements, lower overall operating budgets and lead to improved mission performance for the benefit of our clients,” said Ed Sheehan, president and CEO.
Jerry Hudson was appointed SVP of the engineering group, where he will attempt to sustain business relationships with customers and partners.
Rafael Borras Assumes Senior Adviser Position at AT Kearney
Rafael Borras will serve in a senior adviser role at A.T. Kearney‘s consulting practice.
The former acting DHS deputy secretary will work with public sector clients on organizational transformation, information technology, acquisition and financial management initiatives.
“His combination of public and private sector leadership experience will be particularly important as we help public sector organizations fulfill their missions with leading practices drawn from industry,” Bob Willen, head of the firm’s public sector, aerospace and defense lines.
Borras has served as undersecretary of management at DHS and was a VP at URS Corp.
Edward Meagher Named Information Innovators COO
Edward Meagher has been appointed COO at Information Innovators, where he will be responsible for that company’s defense, federal, healthcare and intelligence and geospatial businesses.
He most recently served as VP of SRA’s healthcare group and is also a former healthcare strategy VP at CSC.
Steve Ikirt, Information Innovators CEO, said Meagher will work to help the company grow its cloud services, data analytics and informatics, cybersecurity, information assurance and IT management offerings.
Meagher has also served as deputy assistant secretary, deputy chief information officer and CTO at the Department of Veterans Affairs and as CIO at the Interior Department.
Matt Marshall Appointed CIO at WBB
Matt Marshall has been named VP and CIO at Reston, Va.- based WBB.
“I am looking forward to bringing enterprise scale ideas and processes combined with an entrepreneurial attitude to WBB, and building the IT foundation for the organization,” Marshall said.
Marshall most recently served as director of IT at Unisys, where he also held roles as director of IT operations and director of applications and architecture.
Robbert Kuppens Becomes Boston Consulting Group Global CIO
Robbert Kuppens has taken the role of global CIO at the Boston Consulting Group, where he will be responsible for the company’s global IT functions.
Kuppens most recently served as CIO for Cisco’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia portfolio and was part of the IT executive team.
He has also worked at Digital Equipment Corp. and NCR Corp. before his move to KPMG‘s Nolan, Norton & Co.