Retired Brig. Gen. Regner Rider joined Veridian on Nov. 1 as vice president
for command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
(C3ISR) programs. He will help the company expand its presence in the C3ISR
Rider, who retired Oct. 1, was deputy director of ISR at the Air Force.
In that position, he was the principal adviser to the director for all Air
Force reconnaissance, surveillance, intelligence, electronic warfare and
information warfare capabilities. Previously, he was vice commander of 8th
Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
Dale McCloskey recently was appointed federal sales manager at OKENA Inc.
McCloskey was formerly federal account manager for Network Associates Inc.
OKENA will launch its introductory product, security software designed to
prevent damage from file and network attacks, during the first quarter of
Direct2Government.com added Dennis Watkins to its board of directors last
month. Watkins is a former regional food service administrator for the Federal
Bureau of Prisons, and the move is designed to aid the company's push into
the penal institution market. Direct2Government.com is an online service
that helps food manufacturers target the public sector especially schools
and prisons offering excess inventories, special pricing and Internet
"Site delivers good deals on grub" [FCW.com, Nov. 7, 2000]