As the revolving door turns: Obama nominates former Northrup Grumman exec for USPS Board
The White House has announced the nomination of D. Michael Bennett as a member of the Board of Governors of the US Postal Service. Bennett is a former executive of Northrup Grumman, one of the USPS’s biggest contractors, and one which is currently involved in a litigation with the USPS over the failed FSS automation program. More recently, Mr. Bennett has been an executive at BAE Systems, a worldwide arms manufacturer, and one of the US government’s biggest contractors.
Here is the official announcement:
D. Michael Bennett, Nominee for Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
D. Michael Bennett is Senior Vice President of Information Management and Chief Information Officer of BAE Systems, a position he has held since 2010. Previously, Mr. Bennett was Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Solutions Business Area of BAE System’s Information Solutions Line of Business. He worked at Northrup Grumman, ultimately becoming Vice President for Contracts, Pricing, Procurement and Risk Management for Northrop’s Information Technology Sector in 1999. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Bennett practiced law in various positions with Northrup Grumman, EDS Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the Howard University School of Business, Vice President of Duke University Alumni Association Board of Directors, and Chair of the Manna Ventures Board of Directors. In 2012, he received the Minority Business Leader Award from the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Bennett received a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.