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Samuel Gordy Elevated to Leidos Integrated Systems Group GM

Samuel Gordy has been selected general manager of SAIC’s integrated systems group, part of the national security sector that will form part of Leidos.

In his new role, Gordy will lead a 3,800-employee organization that helps federal agencies distribute data by working to integrate intelligence services.

Lou Von Thaer, national security sector president, said Gordy has driven the integrated systems group’s strategy and trajectory ahead of its move to Leidos.

Gordy served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer and has worked in a number of technical roles at SAIC.


Susan Miller Becomes CEO of Inmarsat Government

Susan Miller has been appointed president and CEO of Inmarsat Government, where she will lead overall business strategy and direction of the British SATCOM firm’s subsidiary.

Prior to Inmarsat, Miller served as EVP of strategy and corporate development at MTN Satellite Communications and CEO of Spacenet Integrated Government Solutions.

“The importance of resilient high-speed commercial satellite communications continues to grow for the U.S. government customers,” Miller said.

She has also held leadership roles at Intelsat General Corp., Lightsquared and Lockheed Martin.


Brian Chappel Named Northrop F-35 Program Head

Brian Chappel has been named VP and program manager of the F-35 program at Northrop Grumman and will oversee production of the jet’s center fuselage.

The 20-year veteran previously served as VP of business management and CFO of the company’s advanced development programs.

Patricia McMahon, sector VP and GM of military aircraft systems, said Chappel’s experience in leading business and program efforts helped prepare him for his new position.

Chappel joined Northrop in 1993 after a career in the U.S. Air Force.


Gary Newgaard Appointed Pixia Federal Sales VP

Gary Newgaard has been named VP of U.S. federal sales at Reston, Va.-based data technology provider Pixia Corp.

The 20-year sales veteran previously served as federal sales director for EMC’s Isilon division.

Rudi Ernst, Pixia Corp. CEO, said Newgaard will work to bring talent into the company’s sales force in order to grow revenue and its federal market footprint.

Pixia develops data access products for applications and is also developing big data technology intended for cloud settings.


Chris Smith: Accenture Introduces Hybrid Cloud Integration Tool

Accenture has debuted its cloud platform to provide cloud management services and hybrid cloud integration for public and private businesses.

Chris Smith, chief technology and innovation officer at Accenture Federal Services, said agencies want to implement cloud computing in order to be more responsive and better prepared to meet customer expectations.

The hybrid cloud tool is designed to be compatible with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure and other service platforms.

Accenture also plans to invest $400 million in training and technologies over the next three years.