17 Oct 03. It is with great sadness that the Editor was informed of the death of Roger Harding CMG. During his Civil Service life, particularly in the British Embassy in Washington, Roger was a tower of strength particularly in the introduction of British Defence systems to the US market. Ably assisted by his team which included Geoff Limbert amongst others, he won the T-45 Goshawk, 81mm Mortar and 105mm Light Gun contracts for the UK. The Editor was privileged to work with him in his consultancy role with ITT in successful bid for the BOWMAN radio system in 1992 and with Krauss-Maffei in its bid to supply Leopard 2 to the UK. He was on the board of ITT Defence (UK) Ltd. His energy and counsel will be sadly missed.
16 Oct 03. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s board of directors has elected Charles H. Noski, 51, corporate vice president and chief financial officer, effective December 1, 2003, succeeding Richard B. Waugh Jr., 60, who has elected to retire.
10 Oct 03. General Dynamics has appointed Gerard J. DeMuro, 47, as executive vice president of the Information Systems and Technology group, reporting to Nicholas D. Chabraja, chairman and CEO. DeMuro has been president of General Dynamics C4 Systems, Taunton, Mass., since 1999. He succeeds Kenneth C. Dahlberg, who leaves to become the CEO of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).