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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly News Round-Up
From Executive Mosaic President and Publisher Jim Garrettson
March 22, 2012
Tony MoracoTwo weeks after announcing that Stu Shea had been promoted to chief operating officer, SAIC this week tapped Tony Moraco to succeed Shea as president of the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group.Moraco rises to the position from the executive vice president for operations and performance excellence role. He previously served as a senior vice president and general manager and deputy of SAIC’s space and geospatial intelligence unit.While at Boeing between 2000 and 2006, Moraco directed that company’s integration of homeland security technologies and led mission systems for its space and intelligence systems organization.
He leads close to 13,000 analysts, scientists, engineers and other professionals in his new role.
Navy updates RFP for $10B NGEN Contract

The U.S. Navy has sought out more industry feedback for its highly-anticipated next-generation enterprise network contract, which will be worth up to $10 billion over five to 10 years.
HP holds the current Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract and is teaming with Northrop GrummanAT&T and IBM on its NGEN bid.
CSCHarris and Lockheed Martin are all leading competing teams.
Among other items, the Navy is requesting input concerning risks to continuous network security and operations.
Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff now a Noblis Trustee
Michael<br /> ChertoffMichael Chertoff, Homeland Security Secretary from 2005 to 2009, has joined Noblis’ board of trustees.
Chertoff is the co-author of the Patriot Act and served as assistant attorney general and led the Justice Department‘s criminal division prior to joining DHS.
Since retiring from public office, Chertoff helped found security consultant Chertoff Group, where he serves as managing principal, and also acts as senior of counsel in the Washington office of law firm Covington & Burling LLP.
Accenture announced in February that Chertoff had joined its federal advisory board alongside former deputy defense secretaryWilliam LynnRaytheon board member and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright, and several other former high-ranking federal officials.

Lockheed to Build New Combat Ships on $715M Modification

The U.S. Navy has exercised a $715 million contract modification forLockheed Martin to lead efforts to build two Littoral Combat Ships.
Lockheed is contracted is build up to 10 of the ships for a purse potentially worth $3.6 billion. The Little Rock and Sioux City are the third and fourth of that series.
The first two ships are currently under construction. Lockheed said there are more than 700 companies in 43 states working on its variant of the LCS program.