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Former Commerce Sec Penny Pritzker Nominated to Microsoft Board of Directors

Penny Pritzker, former secretary of the Commerce Department, has been nominated to serve on Microsoft‘s board of directors. The company said Monday Pritzker will be presented for election at its annual meeting for shareholders on Nov. 29 alongside Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International. “Penny and Arne are both strong leaders …

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NIST Vet Mary Saunders Named ANSI Govt Relations, Public Policy VP

Mary Saunders, associate director for management resources at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been named vice president of government relations and public policy at the American National Standards Institute effective March 1, 2017. She currently oversees all NIST-wide institutional support and administrative offices and their functions such as workforce management, …

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Cheryle Jackson to Lead AAR’s African Operations; David Storch Comments

Cheryle Jackson, vice president of government affairs and corporate development at AAR, has been named president of the Wood Dale, Illinois-based aerospace and defense contractor’s business unit in Africa. AAR said Tuesday she will be responsible for helping grow the company’s aviation maintenance and supply chain operations across the African continent. Jackson and her team …

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Patrick Binning to Lead Johns Hopkins APL’s Natl Security Space Mission Area

Patrick Binning, formerly a program manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been appointed as mission area executive for national security space at APL. Binning will lead the organization’s efforts to build space-based technologies for the national security sector, APL said Thursday. He is an aerospace industry veteran with 25 years of program management, research,  development, …

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Commerce Dept Names CompTIA’s David Logsdon to Aerospace Equipment Int’l Trade Advisory Committee

David Logsdon, CompTIA‘s Space Enterprise Council senior director, has joined the Commerce Department‘s International Trade Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment and will serve through the committee’s four-year charter term. The ITAC on Aerospace Equipment works to provide advisory support to the secretary of commerce and the U.S. trade representative on market access, …

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Noblis Among 2016 SECAF Small Business Partner of the Year Award Finalists

Falls Church, Virginia-based nonprofit research organization Noblis has been named a finalist for the 2016 edition of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum awards. SECAF has listed the nonprofit organization among the top finalists for its small business partner of the year award bestowed upon government contractors and industry players reliant …

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Rep. Will Hurd to Headline FireEye Government Forum

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be among the keynote speakers at a FireEye-hosted forum to be held in Washington April 12. FireEye said Tuesday that Hurd and McAuliffe will headline the FireEye Government Forum with the theme “The Path to Cyber Resilience” with attending FireEye executives David DeWalt, board …

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Fortinet Adds Gary Locke to Board of Directors; Ken Xie Comments

Gary Locke, a former Washington state governor and Commerce Department secretary, has joined the board of directors at network security technology company Fortinet. The two-decade public service veteran previously served as the U.S. ambassador to China between 2011 and 2014, Fortinet said Monday. “Gary’s broad experience and knowledge will greatly benefit Fortinet as …

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