Cheryl Rawls, who has served with the Department of Veterans Affairs for 20 years, was appointed executive director of VA's Office of Transition and Economic Development. She will consult VA leaders regarding the delivery of services supporting veterans and servicemen who are transitioning out of the military, the department said Monday.Read More »
Daniel Kahl, chief counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, will assume an additional role as the office's deputy director. He joins Kristin Snyder, OCIE's current deputy director, in overseeing the office's strategic efforts, the agency said Tuesday.Read More »
Larry Leopard, a 28-year veteran at NASA, was appointed director of the Engineering Directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., NASA said Friday. The move follows Preston Jones’ appointment as the center’s associate director and designates Lisa Watson-Morgan as the directorate’s new deputy director.Read More »
President Trump has picked Air Force veteran Daniel Sitterly to be the next assistant secretary for human resources and administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
USAF Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith Named FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, a retiring U.S. Air Force commander, has been named the Federal Aviation Administration's associate administrator for commercial space transportation, effective Jan. 20, 2019. He will oversee the Office of Commercial Space Transportation that is charged with protecting national security and foreign policy interests, as well as the public, with regard to commercial launch, the FAA said Thursday.Read More »
The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee Stephen Vaden as the new general counsel to the Agriculture Department.Read More »
President Trump is appointing Joan Virginia O’Hara, former principal deputy executive secretary and deputy chief of staff for the National Security Council, to serve as the NSC's executive secretary.
Prior to assuming her role in July, O'Hara advised Vice President Mike Pence on national security and foreign policy matters, the White House said Friday. She also served six years with the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee, having previously held the role of general counsel.
Maj. Gen. Sami Said, deputy inspector general at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, has been named the service branch's new inspector general. The U.S. Air Force is also promoting Said to lieutenant general, with the Pentagon serving as his base of operations, the Defense Department said Wednesday.Read More »
Hector Lopez, former deputy head of Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport's Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department, has been named the department's head. Lopez will lead over 650 personnel working to support research, development, acquisition and in-service efforts concerning unmanned vessels, torpedoes and other defense systems, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.Read More »