BELTWAY BIZ

PRC's PR Group Gets the Ax: PRC's public relations group, headed by highly regarded vice president and 17-year veteran Karen Vahouney, was the first to feel the ax of parent company Litton Industries Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., which Biz hears is busily "organizing out" -- a.k.a. chopping away -- all over the organization. "When Bill Hoover walked," sighed a Biz source, "we all knew what was coming." Vahouney reportedly has been snatched up by a newly expanding investor relations firm, which will have an announcement shortly.


Volunteers Needed: Virginia Delegate Ken Plum, , is looking for volunteer advisers on technical issues for the Joint Committee on Science and Technology.

Internet Entrepreneurs Wanted: Beta testers are wanted on-line for The Potomac KnowledgeWay's Net Entrepreneurs Program -- contact . E-mail subscriptions to the project's biweekly NewsBriefs are available at , or directly from the Web site, http://www.knowledgeway.org.

Wall Street to Washington: Doug Poretz, the McLean, Va., technology investor relations expert, has been retained by Sheffield Medical Technologies Inc., a NYSE biotech company based in New York City's Rockefeller Center.

On the Rise: Todd Dagres, who covers the Beltway for Battery Ventures, has been made a general partner.

Oracle Loses Executive: Former Oracle executive Riley Repko has signed on as executive vice president with Biscom, a Boston spin-off of fax server technology developed by Wang.

Technology Investor Conference: June 15-17, 1997, are the dates for the inaugural Capital Region Technology Investment Conference spotlighting public companies for institutional investors and analysts.

Justice Department's Bingaman to Resign: Pillow talk between Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., one of the Hill's leading technology industry champions, and the Justice Department's top trust-buster, spouse Anne Bingaman, probably led to her decision to resign after the November elections. Forget IBM and Microsoft -- arcane anti-trust laws still on the books are a bone of contention throughout the industry.

Whisper softly into the ear of Beltway Biz. Tips and tattles are always welcome at technews@technews.com. Please put "Beltway Biz" in the subject line.


Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.