Security Shuffle Starts Week

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The beltway was hopping this week with major moves and mergers. Across our media properties, we tracked news at the FBI, a changing of the guard at DoD and the changing faces at some of GovCon’s executive tables.

ExecutiveGov topped the news this week with reports that Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta will replace Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, while Gen. David Petraeus will slide into Panetta’s spot at the CIA. No official announcement confirming the moves has been made as of Wednesday, but industry experts are calling this more than grist for the rumor mill.

The New New Internet highlighted how cyber agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation lack training and ability. The report was released by the inspector general’s office, and the FBI has launched an investigation into some of the report’s findings.

URS purchased Apptis for $260 million, GovConWire reported. With the merger, URS’ IT department is strengthened and better positioned to compete in the federal market.

GovConWire also reported that Lockheed Martin subsidiary Savi Technology has named William Clark president and CEO. Clark joined the firm last year as SVP and chief marketing officer and has been “a catalyst and a key contributor to Savi’s recent restructuring,” according to Debra Palmer, Savi Technology chairman of the board and vice president for enterprise logistics at Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics.

According to GovConExecutive, Dell’s chief medical officer is taking his doctor’s bag to Deloitte. Dr. Harry Greenspun, who was instrumental in the government’s health IT legislation, made the announcement this week he intends to join Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions next month.

ENSCO acquired IData products from Quantum3D. The addition of the IData product line greatly enhances ENSCO’s products and services.


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