Executive Moves

Former Army Intell Officer Barbara Fast Named to Clarifai’s Public Sector Advisory Council

Barbara Fast Senior Adviser Clarifai

Barbara Fast, a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, has joined Clarifai to serve as senior adviser and member of the company's public sector advisory council. Fast is a retired Army major general who contributed 32 years of service to the military, having held intelligence-related roles with the Army Intelligence Center, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, National Security Agency and Central Security Service.

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Matt Dircks, Dr. John Zangardi, John McCormack Join Forcepoint Board of Directors; CEO Manny Rivelo Quoted

Forcepoint Board of Directors

Forcepoint announced on Thursday the appointment of BeyondTrust CEO Matt Dircks, Teleo Capital Operating Partner John McCormack, and Redhorse Corporation President Dr. John Zangardi, to the company’s board of directors, effective April 28th, 2021. “We are pleased to welcome these three transformational business leaders as new independent directors to the Forcepoint board,” said Manny Rivelo, Forcepoint CEO and board member. 

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Robert Cardillo Appointed as Chief Strategist, Board Chair at Planet’s Federal Arm

Robert Cardillo Chief Strategist Planet Federal

Planet Labs Inc. has named Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, as chief strategist and chairman of the board of its federal business arm. At Planet Federal, Cardillo will support strategic decision-making regarding future products that correspond with the mission needs of the federal government, the company said Tuesday.

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Veraxx Names Mark Gray as Executive Chairman, Chris Conrad as CEO, Chief Growth Officer

Mark Gray Executive Chairman Veraxx

Veraxx Engineering Corporation (Veraxx), has appointed former president and CEO of ASRC Federal and six-time Wash100 Award recipient Mark Gray as its new executive chairman as well as named company co-founder Chris Conrad as its CEO and chief growth officer. Gray and Conrad will work together to evolve the company’s overall growth strategy for high-fidelity flight training solutions

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Maureen Sweeny Named SVP, Chief Revenue Officer for Unisys; Eric Hutto Quoted

Maureen Sweeny SVP

The Unisys Corporation announced on Monday that Maureen Sweeny has joined the company and been appointed its senior vice president and chief revenue officer. "I know from extensive experience that a client-centric approach – thoroughly understanding our clients' key business challenges and delivering value-added outcomes – is the surest way to accelerate a company's growth trajectory," said Sweeny. 

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White House Plans to Announce Dr. Stacey Dixon, Ely Ratner as Nominees for Intelligence, Indo-Pacific Roles

White House

The White House plans to nominate Ely Ratner as assistant secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs at the Department of Defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient Stacey Dixon as principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Ratner is a special assistant to the secretary of defense and director of DOD’s China Task Force while Dixon serves as deputy director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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Former LMI Exec Caron Ward Joins IronArch in EVP Role

Caron Ward EVP IronArch Technology

Caron Ward, formerly director of LMI's program and implementation management practice, has been named executive vice president of customer experience and delivery engagement at McLean, Virginia-based federal consulting services provider IronArch Technology. She previously supported multiple engagements with government clients and worked at Hewlett Packard and IBM earlier in her career.

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