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KBR adds retired Air Force three-star, DCMA chief Masiello to board

KBR has elected retired Air Force Lt. Gen. and former Defense Contract Management Agency director Wendy Masiello to the company's board of directors.

Her one-year term on the 10-member panel takes effect immediately. She will take the seat formerly held by the now-retired Richard Slater, KBR said in a regulatory filing Thursday.

Masiello is the latest former government or military official to join a company's board of directors in recent months following the January transition to a new administration.

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work took a seat on the board of directors at Raytheon in July. Former Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall was named to Leidos' board in June.

Also, former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James became a member of the boards at Textron and Unisys in July and August, respectively. And former Army acquisition leader Katrina McFarland joined Engility's board in July.

Masiello more recently led DCMA for three years until May of this year, then retired from the Air Force in July after 37-year career. Prior to DCMA, she served three years as deputy assistant secretary of contracting in the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.

KBR significantly grew its government services portfolio to almost 45 percent of total corporate sales last year through its acquisitions of Wyle and the former Honeywell Technology Solutions business. The company skyrocketed to No. 23 on the 2017 Washington Technology Top 100 rankings after a three-year absence from the list.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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