WashingtonExec’s Weekly E-Magazine: News You Need to Know



In case you missed it, here’s what’s happened in and around the beltway since our end of June mid-year review.

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Chief Executive Bill Hoover announced he’s set to retire from his post as CEO and president at the end of this month. Hoover, who will continue to sit on the firm’s board as vice chairman, called the tenure “one of the most rewarding chapters” of his career. Peter Smith, the company’s chief operating officer, will take over for Hoover starting Aug. 1.

Leidos Holdings Inc. also experienced an executive transition this month. Roger Krone, the former president for the Boeing Company’s Network and Space Systems, began his post as Leidos CEO last Monday. Krone succeeds General John Jumper who stood at the helm of Leidos starting in March 2012.

If you didn’t think motorcycle riding and federal IT had anything in common, you’ll enjoy our story about area executives who share an affinity for the motor bikes. HP Executive Jackie Everett, Bajinder Paul, the chief information at the Federal Trade Commission, and Barry West, the CIO at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), worked with us on the story.

The e-magazine also included a feature with Federal Communications Commission CIO Dr. David Bray. Bray, who joined FCC last August, in the feature discusses the obstacles he’s faced in attempting to modernize his agency’s 207 legacy IT systems.

After last year’s inaugural STEM Symposium drew more than 1,000 attendees, WashingtonExec is pleased to announce it’s set the date for the 2015 WashingtonExec STEM Symposium. You can read about that and the WashingtonExec STEM Council’s recent adoption of Langston Hughes Middle School in Friday’s e-magazine.

The e-magazine also features Wayne Wilkinson, the chief financial officer and senior vice president of WBB. Wilkinson told us about his first year at WBB, expectations for the market in government contracting, his views on lowest-price, technically-acceptable (LPTA) approaches to business, and how he’d advise a small business in an economic downturn.

Last Friday’s e-magazine also filled our readers in on the news that AECOM Technology Corp will be acquiring URS Corporation in a move that positions the engineering design firm to dominate the engineering and construction services industry in terms of revenue. AECOM will pay around $4 billion in cash and stock for URS.

The e-magazine also included our weekly WashExec RollCall feature that summarizes weekly exec moves and work anniversaries. We included a slew of stories in Friday’s e-magazine that elaborated on JD Kathuria’s RollCall column. Most notably: IntelliDyne promoted Shirl Jenkins as executive vice president and chief human resources officer of the management IT consulting firm. NorthWind Partners named Phoebe Henderson partner, Salient Federal Solutions hired David Vennergrund and John Blatchford and Ken Diller joined Fulcrum as vice president for corporate development.

Lockheed Martin appointed Dr. Mark Hewitt to lead strategy for the company’s information systems and global solutions business, Sterling Global Operations appointed Steven Hile as CFO and Mnote Ford and Keith Tripie joined the Board at Visionary Integration Professionals. Access the full stories in the e-magazine.

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