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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.

  • Michael

    From the company that brought us the flaming LLVs.

  • joker

    ARE YOU KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shellintx

    leave it to Obama to mess up almost everything. Probably on purpose.

  • guest

    Another Obama croonie who’s probably looking to privitize the USPS.

    • IIlIIl111

      Obama is a republican???

      • sam

        No he is a democrat looking for more union dues to push his socialism agenda

  • Norbu Dadul

    When Republicans are in power they appoint Republicans; when Democrats vote people into office they also appoint Republicans.

    Prezident Obama has been a true friend of Bush and Cheny.

  • joe

    There is no such thing as a rich Democrat.