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John McCumber Joins (ISC)2 as Cybersecurity Advocacy Director

John McCumber, former director of Gartner‘s security and risk management consulting practice, has been named director of cybersecurity advocacy at The International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2. He will oversee (ISC)2’s partnership with government, academic and commercial organizations in efforts to promote public-private collaboration, cybersecurity curriculum and legislation designed …

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Former DHS Official Danny Toler Joins Acuity as Cyber Practice, Diplomatic Portfolio SVP

Danny Toler, former acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity and communications office, has been named senior vice president of diplomatic portfolio and cyber practice at Acuity. Reston, Virginia-based Acuity said Tuesday the more than 35-year federal service veteran will lead its cybersecurity practice and help drive expansion initiatives within …

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Textron Systems CEO Lisa Atherton Joins Boulder Crest Board

Textron Systems President and CEO Lisa Atherton has joined the board of directors at Bluemont, Virginia-based nonprofit organization Boulder Crest. Atherton will work with Board Chairman Ken Falke, Vice Chairman Fred Malek, Executive Director Dusty Baxley and 15 other directors, Boulder Crest said Monday. The nonprofit provides support to military veterans …

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Robert Work Named CNAS Senior Fellow for Defense, National Security

Robert Work, former deputy secretary of the Defense Department, has returned to the Center for a New American Security as distinguished senior fellow for defense and national security. CNAS said Wednesday Work will support research initiatives, advise future national security leaders and contribute to discussions on the modern threat landscape and …

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CTC CEO Ed Sheehan to Speak at Idaho Nuclear Summit

Ed Sheehan, president and CEO of Concurrent Technologies Corp., is among the featured speakers who will present during the two-day Nuclear Energy Leadership Summit and Showcase that will kick off Oct. 3 at the Shiloh Inn Convention Center in Idaho. Sheehan will talk about CTC’s Richland Township, Pennsylvania-based Center for Advanced …

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Raytheon Exec Stephen Doran Named CEO of UK Compound Semiconductor R&D Center

Stephen Doran, director of operations and transformation at Raytheon‘s U.K. arm, has been appointed as CEO of Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult — a research and development facility backed by the U.K. government. CSA Catapult said Thursday Doran will lead the organization’s efforts to help U.K. businesses exploit emerging compound semiconductor technologies. …

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Battelle-Funded Environmental Center Opens in Ohio

KIPP Columbus has unveiled a Battelle-sponsored environmental center in the academic institution’s Columbus, Ohio-based campus to offer afterschool and community education programs. The center is built through a $3 million grant the research and development company awarded in 2014, Battelle said Wednesday. KIPP is a network of free, open enrollment public schools that provides support to …

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Narendra Gupta Elected Red Hat Board Chair

Narendra Gupta, co-founder and managing director of investment firm Nexus Venture Partners, has been named chairman of the board of directors at open source software provider Red Hat. Red Hat said Tuesday Gupta has served on the company’s board since 2005 and succeeds H. Hugh Shelton, who retired after seven years …

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