Roster Change

Edward "Pete" Aldridge Jr. was elected to the Lockheed Martin Corp. board of directors, effective June 26.

Aldridge, 64, retired from government service in May as undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

For more, see "DOD acquisition chief retiring."

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Hugh Montgomery Jr. has been selected as the first director of the Virginia Institute for Defense and Homeland Security, effective July 1.

He is a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and is presently on assignment as the first civilian technical director of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.

On June 25, the institute also announced appointments to its executive committee. George Newstrom, Virginia's secretary of Technology, and John Marsh Jr., former secretary of the Army, will serve as co-chairmen. In addition to Montgomery, Newstrom and Marsh, members include:

* Steve Cooper, chief information officer of the Homeland Security Department.

* Michael Daniels, sector vice president of Science Applications International Corp.

* Scott Erskine, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

* John Hager, assistant to the governor for commonwealth preparedness.

* Peter Jobse, president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology.

* John Noftsinger Jr., vice president for research [tk "and program innovation"] at James Madison University.

* Suzanne Spaulding, American Bar Association.

* Charles Steger, president of Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

* Belle Wheelan, Virginia secretary of Education.

* Jim Wrightson, vice president for strategic [tk strategic planning for corporate strategic development] development, Lockheed Martin Corp.

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Raul Fernandez has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Internosis, a privately held information technology consultancy and systems integrator.

Over the past year, Internosis has dramatically increased its federal business and won clients such as the Army, the Navy, the Labor Department and the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Fernandez founded Proxicom Inc., which evolved into a leading provider of e-business solutions to major companies. The company went public in 1999 and was sold to Dimension Data in 2001.

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