Posts from GovConWire for 02/19/2015

Heidi Shyu, Army Acquisition Head, Selected to Wash100 for Procurement and R&D Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U.S. Army, as the newest inductee into the Wash100 — a group of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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Jim Scott, DRS Aviation Group President, Selected to Wash100 for Telecom and MRO Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Jim Scott, president of DRS Technologies‘ aviation, communication and homeland security business group, as the newest inductee into the Wash100 — a group of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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Maj. Gen. Mark Ediger Nominated for Role as US Air Force Surgeon General

Maj. Gen. Mark Ediger, deputy surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force, has been nominated for assignment as surgeon general of the service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also announcedWednesday Ediger’s nomination to the rank of lieutenant general…
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Dr. DJ Patil Becomes First Federal Chief Data Scientist

The White House has appointed Dr. DJ Patil as the U.S. government’s first chief data scientist and as deputy chief technology officer for data policy. Dr. Patil will be responsible for helping the Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop innovation policies and strategies as well as promote collaborative projects in data science and technology, Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith said in a blog post published Wednesday
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Bill Toti to Lead Cubic’s Consolidated Defense Unit Under Reorg Initiative; Bradley Feldmann Comments

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has appointed Bill Toti, formerly president of the mission support services unit, as president of the new global defense segment that was formed as part of the One Cubic business realignment initiative…
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Ellen Pawlikowski Nominated to Lead Air Force Materiel Command

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the U.S. Air Force deputy for acquisition, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the next Air Force Materiel Command commander. President Obama also recommended that Pawlikowski be promoted to the rank of general, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wednesday
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Rod Makoske Named Lockheed Corporate Engineering & Operations SVP, Keoki Jackson Appointed CTO

Rod Makoske, formerly a group vice president at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has been named senior VP for corporate engineering, technology and operations and a corporate officer. He will oversee production, supply chain, sustainment, program management and technical functions as well as manage recruitment, development and retention programs for the firm’s engineering and operations workforce in his new position, Lockheed said Wednesday
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February 18 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Remain Flat as Fed Minutes Go Public

The GovCon Index recorded a relatively flat trading dayWednesday with a nominal gain of 0.18 points to close at 69.798. U.S. traders mulled the release of the Federal Reserve‘s minutes showed the central bank would exercise continued patience before a potential interest rate increase, according to CNBC…
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