Executive Moves

Anthony Iasso Named Xator CTO; CEO David Scott Quoted

Anthony Iasso

The Xator Corporation announced on Friday that Anthony Iasso has been appointed the company’s new chief technology officer. Xator CEO David Scott elaborated that Iasso would take advantage of Xator’s key investments in the company’s acquisitions and tech capabilities to further propel its solution offerings for its customers. 

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Former Sandia Director Jill Hruby Confirmed as NNSA Administrator; DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jill Hruby

The Senate approved Jill Hruby, former director of Sandia National Laboratories, by a 79-16 vote to lead the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and serve as undersecretary for nuclear security at the Department of Energy (DOE). Hruby started her career at SNL in 1983 as a technical staff member and conducted studies about thermal and fluid, solar energy and nuclear weapon systems.

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XPO Logistics Appoints Karlis Kirsis as Chief Legal Officer For GXO Logistics; Chairman, CEO Brad Jacobs Quoted

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics announced on Thursday its appointment of Karlis Kirsis as chief legal officer for GXO Logistics, the planned spin-off of XPO’s logistics business. Kirsis currently works as senior vice president, European chief legal officer for XPO Logistics Europe. In his new role he will be responsible for GXO’s legal and compliance functions, including corporate governance, litigation and commercial matters.

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President Biden Picks Jonathan Kanter for DOJ Antitrust Division’s Assistant Attorney General

Jonathan Kanter

Jonathan Kanter, a more than two-decade legal professional, will be nominated by President Biden to serve as assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice's antitrust division, the White House announced Tuesday. Kanter is a founding partner at Washington, D.C.-based Kanter Law Group and is known for advocating antitrust enforcement in the technology industry.

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Pentagon to Announce Transition Plan as Acquisition Office Faces Vacancies

Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DOD) is facing vacancies within its office focused on weapons procurement and modernization efforts. “Succession plans are in place to ensure continuity of operations and support of the Secretary’s priorities," Jessica Maxwell, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, said in a statement. "We will be announcing the transition plan in the coming weeks.”

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Amanda Gentry Promoted to Lead Air Force Research Lab’s Sensors Directorate

Amanda Gentry

Amanda Gentry, formerly director of engineering at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's capabilities integration directorate, has been promoted as director of the sensors directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). With that promotion, Gentry also elevates to the Senior Executive Service.

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Former NIST Official Laurie Locascio Nominated Commerce Undersecretary for Standards, Technology

Laurie Locascio

The White House has named Laurie Locascio, a 28-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and current vice president of research at the University of Maryland, as President Biden's pick for commerce undersecretary for standards and technology. She also teaches at the university's bioengineering and pharmacology departments. 

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FBI Appoints James Brown as Operational Technology Division’s Assistant Director

FBI

James “Robert” Brown, former special agent in charge of the FBI's Louisville Field Office in Kentucky, was named as the assistant director of the agency's Operational Technology Division. Brown will support the division as it works to deliver technologies aimed at enabling and enhancing the intelligence, national security and law enforcement operations of the agency.

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