Executive Moves

Marketing & Communications Leader Roxanne Taylor Elected to Unisys Board of Directors

Unisys Corporation has elected Roxanne Taylor, who currently serves as the chief marketing and communications officer for New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, to its board of directors, effective October 18th.  As a newly-elected board member, Taylor will leverage her three decades of experience in marketing, communications and brand leadership …

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CentralSquare Technologies Appoints Amir Siddiqi as Chief Customer Officer; CEO Dave Zolet Quoted

Amir Siddiqi has been tapped to lead CentralSquare Technologies’ post-sales functions as the company’s chief customer officer. In his new role, Siddiqi will help customers utilize CentralSquare’s full scope of products and services and work closely with Dave Zolet, CentralSquare Technologies CEO and four-time Wash100 Award winner. “As we continue to build momentum …

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National Guard Officer Lt. Col. Jody Ogle Joins CISA as Cybersecurity Adviser

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle, director of communications and cyber activities for the Air National Guard, has been appointed to advise the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on cyber matters. Ogle was the chief information officer and J6 director for the West Virginia National Guard over a span of six years. 

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ACT I Names Claudio Monticelli, John Dillon, Randy Mahr to Executive Leadership Roles; Michael Niggel Quoted

Advanced Concepts

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International (ACT I) has named Claudio Monticelli, John Dillon and Randy Mahr as the newest senior vice presidents on the company’s executive leadership team. The newly appointed SVPs will drive portfolio expansion initiatives and report directly to Michael Niggel, ACT I’s chief executive officer.

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Former FAA Official Ravi Chaudhary Nominated to Lead Air Force Installations Office

Ravi Chaudhary

Ravi Chaudhary, former director of advanced programs and innovation at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) commercial space office, has been nominated to serve as assistant secretary for energy, installations and the environment at the Department of the Air Force, the White House announced Thursday.

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Heidi Grant to End Tenure as DSCA Director

Heidi Grant

Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), will step down from her role and transition out of the federal government. She has served as DSCA's director since August 2020 and has contributed 32 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Joint Staff and other Department of Defense components, DSCA said Tuesday.

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Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost Confirmed to Lead Transcom

Gen. Jacqueline

The Senate confirmed Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost by voice vote Friday to serve as the next leader of U.S. Transportation Command, nearly seven months after President Biden nominated her to the position. Van Ovost became the first woman appointed to run Transcom. The Air Force Academy graduate logged more than 4,200 flight hours with multiple aircraft platforms such as C-32A and KC-135R.

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Francis Collins Ending Tenure as NIH Director

Francis Collins

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins will step down from his role by the end of year, concluding a 12-year tenure as the agency's leader. He will continue to lead a laboratory at NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), which conducts biological studies on type 2 diabetes, the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.

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Alka Patel Steps Down as DOD’s AI Ethics Policy Chief

Alka Patel

Alka Patel has departed her role as head of artificial intelligence ethics policy at the Department of Defense's Joint Artificial Intelliigence Center (JAIC) after 20 months in the job. “My efforts focused across workforce, acquisition, policy, and international dialogues, having a chance to work with industry, partners and allies,” Patel wrote in a LinkedIn post.

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