Janey named civil government leader at Harris

Harris Corp. has hired Cheryl Janey, formerly a Northrop Grumman Corp. vice president, to lead its civil government communications programs. Janey will be based in Harris's Civil Programs headquarters in Falls Church, Va.

As president of the civil programs business unit within the Government Communications Systems Division, Janey will be a key player in the company's work of designing, deploying and managing communications and information networks, the company said.

The Federal Aviation Administration, Census Bureau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Homeland Security Department are among the company's federal customers.

"Cheryl's breadth of management experience, visionary leadership style, and strong business acumen align perfectly with our strategic growth objectives," said Howard Lance, Harris chairman, president and chief executive officer. "She will lead one of our fastest-growing government businesses and will be responsible for directing two of the company's largest and most strategic programs."

Those programs are the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure, or FTI, program and the Field Data Collection Automation program for the 2010 Census, he said.

Janey is inheriting a troubled program in FTI, however. Earlier reports in Federal Computer Week, a sister publication to Washington Technology, detailed numerous delays and problems with FTI. By December 2006, the program was a year behind schedule.

At Northrop Grumman, Janey was vice president of business development and strategy for the Commercial, State and Local group of the company's Information Technology Sector. As such, she was responsible for business development, sales, marketing communications, strategic planning, capture operations, and proposal center operations.

Harris of Melbourne, Fla., ranks No. 22 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors.

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Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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