Former VP at Northrop to lead Harris division

Harris, an international communications and information technology company, has named Cheryl Janey president of the Civil Programs business unit within the company's Government Communications Systems Division.

She joins Harris from Northrop Grumman, where she was vice president of business development and strategy for the Commercial, State and Local group of the company's IT sector.

Janey will be based at the new headquarters of Harris Civil Programs in Falls Church, Va.

The Civil Programs business unit designs, deploys and manages complex communications and information networks for government agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, the Census Bureau, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Homeland Security Department.

As vice president at Northrop Grumman, Janey was responsible for business development, sales, marketing communications, strategic planning, capture operations, and proposal center operations. She helped position the company as a strong competitor in the state and local government market.

Before joining Northrop Grumman, Janey was vice president of marketing and business development for American Management Systems. She previously held leadership positions at Unisys and SCT. She is a member of Women in Technology and serves on the board of the Virginia High-Tech Partnership and the Executive Advisory Board of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority. She is a member of the IT Association of America's State and Local Executive Committee. Janey has been recognized by the Career Communications Group for significant achievement and was awarded its 2003 Women of Color, Technology and Business President's Award.

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