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SAIC names Walt Havenstein CEO

It’s official: Walt Havenstein has been named CEO of SAIC, the scientific, engineering, and technology applications company with 45,000 employees. Havenstein will become CEO on September 21. He will also become member of SAIC’s board of directors. Havenstein most recently served as chief operating officer and member of the board …

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Walt Havenstein departs BAE Systems

Walt Havenstein has just resigned as director and chief operating officer of BAE Systems, plc, and has stepped down as president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of the global company. Havenstein’s resignation will take effect Friday, June 26, and he will leave BAE Systems, Inc., this …

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CFO Spotlight: Serco’s Richard Galanis

Richard “Dick” Galanis is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Serco Inc., the $1.3 billion professional, technology, and management services company headquartered in Reston, Virginia.  He joined Serco in 2008 after 6 years as CFO of General Dynamics’ Advanced Information Systems unit.  During his less than two years …

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Walt Havenstein: What’s Next?

BAE Systems, Inc. announced Walt Havenstein’s resignation as CEO and Chairman of the Board today.  His resignation takes effect Friday the 26th of June and begs the question: what’s next for Walt Havenstein?  According to the Wall Street Journal, he will take the helm of defense contractor SAIC as CEO. …

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Chopra: Health IT reforms

Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer, wants to increase “face-to-face” time among health information technology vendors and government officials. Input, a market research firm in Reston, VA., said that Chopra plans to accomplish this through new health IT incentives developed by the Health and Human Services Department. Chopra wants to increase vendor …

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Warner Introduces Health Reform Bill

Virginia Senator Mark Warner introduced legislation to improve health care for seniors and other patients with terminal illnesses. The bill proposes increased counseling, support systems, and advanced care management, and aims to improve the quality of care by helping patients make informed decisions. Warner aims to reduce Medicare spending by increasing …

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Smart-Grid Security: Under Construction

Itron, inc., is testing its smart-grid technology with the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to make sure revolutionary IT applications to critical infrastructure don’t create new vulnerabilities. Fear not, says Itron, the nation’s leading producer of smart meters, these tests are part of an across-the-board effort undertaken by government and private industry to make the …

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DHS Weakened By White House Cyber Czar Position?

Some lawmakers, including Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), are worried the new White House cyber coordinator will diminish the Department of Homeland Security power and ability to forward U.S. military cybersecurity. Read the Computerworld article here.

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Hello from Executive Healthcare Services!

As some of you may have heard, the FDA has compiled reports from 130 consumers or their physicians since 1999 who have reported a loss of smell, sometimes permanent, after using Zicam nasal products. Reportedly the company has over 800 complaints on record. This is still a very small number …

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White House National Cyberattack Response Plan

Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director of cyberspace for the National Security Council, said Wednesday that she and her team have begun a nation cyberattack response plan to be released by the end of this year. Hathaway  headed the 60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review in May and is a contender for the yet-to-be-named cyber coordinator position. The 60-Day report …

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