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Joe Whitley, general counsel of the Homeland Security Department, last month submitted his letter of resignation to President Bush. No date has been set for the resignation to take effect, "to allow for a smooth transition," according to a statement from DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff. Whitley was confirmed by the Senate in July 2003 and Aug. 1, 2003, was sworn in as DHS' first general counsel. As the agency's chief legal officer, Whitley oversaw the integration of 1,500 lawyers from 22 agencies into a single legal team.

Rep. Bobby Jindall (R-La.) said he will serve as vice chairman of the Homeland Security subcommittee on the prevention of nuclear and biological attack. The subcommittee focuses on the nature of the nuclear and bio-terrorism threat and now to prevent nuclear and biological terrorist attacks against the United States.

Thomas Bennett and Richard Martin, who recently joined Cornet Technology Inc., Springfield, Va., as, respectively, president and director of operations, will head the company's new division, Cornet Technology Communications. The new division will focus on network infrastructure management and test access solutions for Cornet's federal and corporate customers.

Former Lockheed Martin executive Albert Smith has been elected to the board of directors for Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, Calif. Smith served for 13 years with the Central Intelligence Agency before joining Lockheed.

Steve Klosky joined systems integrator Dataline Inc. as director of federal systems engineering in the company's Tysons Corner, Va., office. Before joining Dataline, Klosky was senior systems engineer for the Health and Human Services Department, where he headed the team that designed, deployed and maintained the online system for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act complaint processing.

Richard Kreter, CPA, joined tax and accounting service provider RSM McGladrey, Bethesda, Md., as director of business strategy and financial management services in the business consulting practice for the Mid-Atlantic economic unit. He will counsel clients in consulting, audit, tax and related services.

Bob Ragsdale joined marketing firm White and Partners, Herndon, Va., as vice president and account integration director. Ragsdale will assist the firm in its government-to-consumer outreach campaign efforts, and take responsibility for the firm's Defense Department contracts.

Pamela Wickham joined Raytheon Co., Waltham, Mass., as vice president of communications and corporate affairs. Wickham most recently was vice president, corporate communications for Hewlett Packard Co.

Jay McCargo joined AT&T Government Solutions, Vienna, Va., as marketing vice president responsible for all marketing programs, pricing strategies and communications. McCargo joins AT&T from WAM!NET Government Services, where he was in charge of business development.

Joseph Dodd joined Northrop Grumman Corp. in its McLean, Va., office as vice president, business development for the company's IT sector TASC business unit. Dodd, previously with Space Imaging LLC, will work with Northrop Grumman's intelligence and defense community customers.

Kim Smith joined database developer Masterfiles Inc. of Dallas as director of marketing. Smith joins MasterFiles after overseeing marketing activity for wireless technology providers Powerwave Technologies Inc. and Cellular One Group.

Paradigm Holdings Inc. named Frank Jakovac as president and chief operating officer of its subsidiary, disaster recovery technology provider Paradigm Solutions Corp., Rockville, Md. The new position is a promotion for Jakovac from his previous job as president of commercial operations for the company.

Law enforcement and terrorism specialist David "Hal" Harmon joined IT consultancy McNeil Technologies, Springfield, Va., as operations director of the language services center. Harmon previously was chief of enforcement in the Treasury Department's office of foreign assets control.

Tim Koubek joined IT security provider NFR Security Inc., Rockville, Md., as executive vice president of worldwide sales. Koubek is charged with helping the company expand its global presence.

Kathleen Johnson and Christopher Weiss are, respectively, vice president of sales and director of marketing for Trusted Computer Solutions Inc., Herndon, Va. Johnson was previously vice president of sales for the company. Weiss comes to TCS from Red-M Inc., a wireless security and management software solution provider.

David Cherington joined Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, as director of government relations for national security and homeland security in Battelle's office of external relations in Washington. Cherington spent the past four years as counsel for the Senate Armed Services Committee.


At Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles: Robert Burke to the new position of vice president, advanced mission programs, with cradle-to-grave responsibility for restricted programs at the company's Redondo Beach, Calif., site; Rolf Bartschi to the company's Newport News, Va., sector vice president and chief nuclear engineer, waterfront nuclear engineering and test; and Danny Hunley to vice president, trades, education and training for the sector.

At Netco Government Services Inc., Herndon, Va.: Ray Williams to vice president of business development. To his duties of driving new federal business and sales strategy, Williams adds oversight of the sales and business development team.

At RGS Associates Inc., Arlington, Va.: Tom McMahon to president of the federal change management company.

At General Dynamics Corp.: Lewis Von Thaer to corporate vice president from president of GDC's Advanced Information Systems business unit; and Tommy Augustsson to corporate vice president from staff vice president of employee relations.

At Spacehab Inc., Houston: Michael Bain to chief operating officer, managing overall corporate operations for the company's flight and government services as well as space commerce development; E. Michael Chewning to senior vice president of flight services, replacing the retiring Dan Bland, who will continue to consult.

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