Who's on first

Andrew Palowitch joined SAIC International Corp. of San Diego as senior vice president and CTO of the company's intelligence group. Palowitch was director of the CIA's Director of Central Intelligence Systems Engineering Center and of the Systems Engineering and Analysis Office.

Diane Murphy joined Northrop Grumman Corp. as director of communications for the company's Space Technology Sector, Redondo Beach, Calif. Murphy most recently was executive vice president for the X Prize Foundation, which promotes innovation in space and related technologies.

Wayne Adams, formerly senior vice president of sales at Gartner Inc., joined government IT research firm Input Inc., Reston, Va., as senior vice president of sales.

Frederick Chang was named director of research and will lead research and technology development programs at the National Security Agency's Central Security Service. Chang most recently was director, Center for Information Assurance and Security, and research professor, Computer Sciences Department, University of Texas at Austin.

Tony Fuller, Peter Lauria and Todd Stokes have joined Beers and Cutler PLLC, Vienna, Va., as partners. In the firm's consulting services group, Fuller will specialize in government contracts, and Lauria will focus technology consulting. In the real estate group, Stokes' technical experience includes assurance, tax planning and business advisory services.

Alfred Grasso, recently named executive vice president of Mitre Corp., McLean, Va., was tapped by Mitre's board to succeed Martin Faga as president and CEO when Faga retires next year.

James Kelly was named president and CEO of flight-tracking software developer Flight Explorer Inc., Alexandria, Va., succeeding Walt Kross. Kelly was founder, president and CEO of SynXis Inc.

Patra Stephan was named program manager of the Potomac Council for technology trade association AeA of Washington. Patra was on the staff of Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) overseeing health care policy.

Brian Stevens has been named chief technical officer and vice president of engineering of open-source software provider Red Hat Inc., Raleigh, N.C. Stevens most recently was vice president of operating system, storage and clustering development at Red Hat.

David Eddleman has joined Evergreen Systems Inc., Sterling, Va., as vice president of business development and will focus on general consulting practice development. Eddleman most recently was chief marketing officer at Teleworx Inc.

Peter Atherton, chief technology officer at Mikoh Corp. of Sydney, Australia, was named CTO of the radio frequency identification subcommittee for the Emerging Technology Shared Interest Group of the Industry Advisory Council in Washington.

Former Navy Capt. and adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Kevin Reardon was named executive director of industry standards group Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium in Washington.

Former Army Brig. Gen. Steven Flohr was named president of Allied Defense Group subsidiary Allied Technology LLC, Vienna, Va. Flohr had been consulting on defense, technical and program management issues.

IDL Solutions Inc., Germantown, Wis., hired for its McLean, Va., office: Theresa Urban as program director, Dennis Caldwell as practice director, Lachie Thomas as creative director and Matt Anderson as practice director. Urban will lead programs with the Housing and Urban Development and State departments. Caldwell will lead IDL's enterprise infrastructure management solutions group. Thomas will spearhead electronic media projects for IDL clients. Anderson will lead the firm's project management practice.

Craig Chambers was named president and CEO of intelligent video developer Cernium Inc., succeeding Sean Patty, who will remain as executive vice president in charge of operations at the company's St. Louis site. Cernium's federal practice is in Alexandria, Va.; its new corporate headquarters will be in Washington. Chambers was most recently at SRI International Inc.

Lorraine Martin, a vice president at Lockheed Martin Corp., was named chairman of the executive council of the in Washington, succeeding Carl O'Berry of Boeing Co.

Former Army Intelligence and Security Command CIO Robert Fecteau has joined BAE Systems North America Inc. as CIO of the IT business in Herndon, Va. He will be responsible for enterprise IT operations and ensure that BAE Systems' IT infrastructure is consistent with federal, Defense Department and intelligence community architectures.

John Polakowski and Tom Deise have joined Cúram Software Inc., Herndon, Va. Polakowski, formerly a principal with Deloitte Consulting's case management services practice, is vice president of Cúram's new product consulting group. Deise who was a partner in Accenture Ltd.'s government practice, is Cúram's vice president of global services for North America.

Ruby Walton was named acquisition advisor at mergers and acquisitions firm Burley and Associates, Gaithersburg, Md. Walton joined the company from its recently acquired New York firm Growth Strategies Inc.

Linda Drake was named president of Government Contract Solutions Inc., Vienna, Va., succeeding Nicole Geller, the company founder. Geller will remain as CEO. Drake most recently was at employer services firm Prime Pay.

Wendy Williams joined Current Analysis Inc., Sterling, Va., as research director of public sector solutions. Williams most recently was a manager in the public service capture group at BearingPoint Inc.

Glenn Tamaru joined Aperto Networks Inc., Milpitas, Calif., as vice president of operations for the WiMAX systems provider. Tamaru most recently held the same position at GoDigital Networks.

Robin Wright joined federal sales channel consultancy Henrichs Group LLC, Potomac, Md. as senior consultant for enterprise services.

Former drug czar liaison to the White House Office of Homeland Security Joseph Peters was named to the board of advisers for knowledge management software developer PortBlue Corp. of Los Angeles. As a federal prosecutor, Peters won the Justice Department's John Marshall Award by securing convictions of Philadelphia mob boss "Little Nicky" Scarfo, his underboss and 16 mob soldiers.

Former Navy Surgeon General Dr. Michael Cowan joined the health services practice of BearingPoint International Inc., McLean, Va., as chief medical officer. Cowan most recently was senior vice president for health care solutions at Oracle Corp.

Debra Stouffer joined Digital Management Inc., Bethesda, Md., as senior vice president of business development. Stouffer most recently held a similar position at BAE Systems' government enterprise solutions unit.

Deborah Alderson replaced the retiring Mark Hughes as the new president of the System and Network Solutions Group at Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. Until August, Alderson was group president of the Systems Engineering Group at Anteon International Corp.

Greg Mahnke was named president of Calverton, Md., federal agency management consultancy Macro International Inc., a subsidiary of Opinion Research Corp. Mahnke most recently was executive vice president of the company. Also promoted to ORC-Macro's new management team as executive vice presidents were Mary Look and Steve Fulton.

Frederick Harris was named president of Falls Church, Va.-based General Dynamics Corp. subsidiary National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., succeeding Richard Vortmann, who will become chairman of NASSCO Holdings Inc. Harris most recently was senior vice president of Electric Boat Co., a NASSCO subsidiary.

Former Labor Department auditor Marsha Biddix joined the affirmative action solutions team of Peopleclick Inc., Raleigh, N.C. Biddix was an auditor for Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and, most recently for Verizon Communications Inc.

Daniel Twomey joined the defense division of Robbins-Gioia LLC, Alexandria, Va., as senior vice president of business development. Twomey was a director of business development at Altarum Institute.

Former undersecretary of Commerce for technology Phillip Bond was named general manager of Monster Government Solutions, a subsidiary of Monster Worldwide, McClean, Va. Bond joined Monster Worldwide in April as senior vice president.

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