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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly News Round-Up 

Smeraglinolo, Engility Corp. Complete Spinoff from L-3 Communications

Chantilly, Va.-based Engility Corp. has successfully spun off from L-3 Communications and has begun trading as an independent company on the New York Stock Exchange.
Tony Smeraglinolo“Today is a significant inflection point for our company, and we expect our independence to provide access to substantial opportunities we were previously constrained from pursuing by organizational conflicts of interest under L-3,” President and CEO Tony Smeraglinolo said.
John HellerJohn Heller (right), a 25-year IT vet and former head of Harris IT Services, now leads Engility’s professional services group, while former DynCorp International SVP of strategy and corporateCraig Reeddevelopment Craig Reed (left) holds that same position with the newly independent firm.
Former Alion Science and Technology CFO Michael Alber (right) has also joined Engility in that same position.

Engility will serve customers in more than 140 countries and projects its 9,000 employees will generate $1.6 billion in 2012 revenue.

SAIC to Pick Up Largest Private Health IT Consultant for $473M
SAIC announced it will pay $473 million cash to acquire Indiana-based maxIT Healthcare Holdings, the largest private independent health IT consultant in North America.
Around 1,300 maxIT employees will join the Steve Comber-led health solutions business unit and provide services including electronic health record (EHR) implementation, management consulting and government compliance.
Joe CraverJoe Craver (right), president of health energy and civil solutions, said that the deal aims to complement SAIC’s 2011 purchase of EHR specialist Vitalize Consulting Solutions, while Health Solutions SVP and GM Comber (left)Steve Comber said the company believes commercial expansion will support its federal healthcare operations.
American Systems Names Kristen Murphy Capture Management VP 
Kristen MurphyKristen Murphy has elevated to the VP of capture management role at American Systems after working more than 12 years in the industry.
She will help lead the company’s bids to win prime contracts as well as identify new business opportunities by overseeing related processes, personnel and procedures.
Murphy previously served as capture management director atManTech International Corp., and also held executive positions atComputer Sciences Corp. and MTC Technologies.
Harris Names Tania Hanna VP of Govt. Relations

Tania HannaTania Hanna will succeed Peter Challan as VP of government relations at Harris Corp., as Challan moves on to become VP of industry-specific programs in the company’s mission critical networks business.

She will lead company relations with members of Congress, and the executive branch and Washington-area representatives of the defense and aerospace industry and international government agencies.
Hanna most recently served as VP of policy and legislative affairs at Harris.