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Former CISA Director Christopher Krebs Joins SentinelOne Advisory Board; COO Nicholas Warner Quoted

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, the former director of Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named the first advisory board member for SentinelOne, an autonomous cybersecurity platform company. SentinelOne is bringing a proactive and innovative approach to cybersecurity that organizations in the public and private sector really need,” said Krebs.

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Val Lyons Joins Octo’s Board of Directors; CEO Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Octo Consulting

Octo Consulting announced on Tuesday that Val Lyons has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Lyons is an experienced business leader and held executive leadership roles in many successful consulting, technology and outsourcing firms. In her leadership roles, Lyons developed innovative sales and marketing strategies and provided the leadership in establishing organizations that achieved new growth, entered new markets, and significantly improved performance in existing ones.

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Greg Dyer Joins Aspetto to Grow Enterprise IT Division, Bridge Public-Private Tech Sectors; CEO Abbas Haider Quoted

Greg Dyer

Greg Dyer, formerly the CSO and managing partner of Spinvi Consulting, has joined Aspetto as the company’s new chief strategy officer (CSO), Aspetto announced on May 20th. In his new position, Dyer will be responsible and work to enhance and grow the company’s Enterprise IT Division. “With him on our team, Aspetto is an organization you want to keep an eye on,” Founder and CEO Abbas Haider added. 

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Robert Cabana Appointed NASA Associate Administrator; Bill Nelson Quoted

Robert Cabana

Robert Cabana, director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, has been promoted to serve as associate administrator of the space agency starting on May 17th. Jurczyk is due to retire from NASA on Friday after a 32-year career, while KSC Deputy Director Janet Petro will serve as the center’s acting director when Cabana transitions to his new role.

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Former DARPA Head Victoria Coleman Assumes Air Force Chief Scientist Post

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has assumed her new role as chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force. Laura McAndrews, a spokeswoman for the Air Force, told the publication in an email that Coleman officially succeeded Richard Joseph as the service branch’s lead scientist last week.

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Exiger Appoints Hon. Ellen Lord as Advisory Board Chairwoman; Carrie Wibben Quoted

Hon. Ellen Lord

Exiger announced on Thursday that the appointment of previous Wash100 Award recipient, the Hon. Ellen Lord, as chair of the company’s advisory board and senior strategic advisor. Lord will advise Exiger’s senior leadership in securing an U.S. industrial base by utilizing her vast experience in public and private sector executive leadership positions. 

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Dr. John J. McGowen Becomes a Director for Guidehouse; Scott McIntyre Quoted


John J. McGowen, Ph.D., has been named a director for Guidehouse, the consulting service provider announced on Monday. McGowen previously worked as deputy director for science management and executive officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Huntington Ingalls Board Elects Kari Wilkinson as EVP, Shipbuilding Division President

Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management, to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of the Shipbuilding division, effective April 1st. She will succeed Brian Cuccias, who will retire in April. Wilkinson will report to HII executive vice president and chief operating officer Chris Kastner

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Dr. Mark Esper Joins McCain Institute as John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Mark Esper

The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has named Dr. Mark Esper, former Secretary of Defense and three-time Wash100 Award recipient, as its inaugural John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow to lead a bipartisan team to assess, discuss and promote policy solutions to the challenges facing U.S. national security decision-makers in the Executive Branch and Congress.

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