Monday, August 1, 2011

Jack is back !!

Aug. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has appointed Jack Dorsett as vice president of Cybersecurity/C4, effective immediately. Dorsett will report to Sid Ashworth, corporate vice president, Government Relations.

In this role, Dorsett leads the Cybersecurity/C4 portfolio in Government Relations. He and his team contribute to the development and execution of the cybersecurity and C4 elements of Northrop Grumman's strategic business plan. Dorsett manages corporate-wide interfaces with key officials of the U.S. Government's executive branch; non-government officials; members of Congress; and congressional staff members to ensure clear and consistent messages are delivered in support of ongoing programs, marketing efforts and future corporate business ventures/programs in the cybersecurity and C4 arena.

"We are delighted to have Jack Dorsett join our Government Relations leadership team," Ashworth said. "His extensive experience as U.S. Navy Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance and Director of Naval Intelligence combined with his expertise in complex government intelligence and information systems and organizations will serve him well in his new role with the company."

Hat tip to Joseph Raetano on LinkedIn.

17 comments:

Still recovering on the OPNAV Staff said...

News? Yes. Good news? No.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

As a disruptive leader, VADM Dorsett certainly didn't make everyone happy but he moved the IDC forward and brought the Navy with them. Good stuff overall.

Anonymous said...

And now he will be handsomely rewarded for his ability to sell cyberstuff to his former subordinates. The subordinates will blissfully (and ignorantly) purchase said cyberstuff for the chance to follow in his footsteps when they retire.

Wheel keeps on turnin'.

Anonymous said...

Disruptive leader - yes. Toxic leader - yes. One note, his staff that survived him made the difference. The CNO's bold vision made a difference. Dorsett tour was self serving as evident with his quick jump to industry. I feel sorry for Northrop. They have no idea what they just invited into the front door.

Ding Dong the Witch is Gone said...

Hooray! I am sooooooo happy he is gone. Now we have an opportunity for things to get done and people to grow. I guess if you really want to know your legacy ask your subordinates after you have departed via a third party. The truth comes out. Blog master - I know you are old school and supported him. But he was a bully and a poor leader that hindered N2/N6.

Anonymous said...

Didn't President Eisenhower have something to say about this sort of thing... When people are hired to a new job just for their contacts to sell overpriced contracts to, it makes me want to leave the whole military/intel community/defense contractor ménage à trois behind, despite the otherwise enjoyable and rewarding job I have.

Anonymous said...

In all seriousness and this has nothing to do with Mr Dorsett, but didn't there used to be a law or policy about senior officers (O4 and above I thought) not being able to role right into contractor jobs immediately?

Did that exist or was it a myth? If so, what ever happened to that?

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

Anon @ 7:48 PM

I can promise you VADM Dorsett's hiring was fully vetted by Navy and NG legal teams.

Anonymous said...

Never-the-less - this perception of wrong doing is not good. If we want our O-5's/O-6's to set an example of being better than that (after all we fire them in a split second if they don't exhibit the highest quality of honor and integrity), then our Flag Officers must set even a higher standard and not even give the slighest misperception of quid pro quo. Sure - it might pass the black and white test but it still set a bad example.

Anonymous said...

This is basically legalized corruption going on here -- a top officer trading the honor of military service for money, and now hawking his services to the good old boy network and former subordinates who will later hope to join him. Honor, courage, commitment? Yeah, right.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

Take a look at industry and you'll find many former senior officers serving at all the major Defense contractors and former military of all paygrades employed by those same contractors. The military and the contractors both benefit from their employment. The intellectual capital that is transferred in the process is critical to both sides.

At VADM Dorsett's level, there is plenty of scrutiny of every legal requirement and you can be sure the other companies will be protesting contract awards if NG exerts any undue influence during any competition for contracts. NG would almost be at a disadvantage because of this high profile strategic hire.

Anonymous said...

Captain,

You sound like you are part of the problem.

CWO4 Brian Ashpole, USN-Retired said...

I don't see anything wrong with a person capitalizing on experience gained while in uniform.
My peers and I enjoy a nice standard of living, get to assist active duty folks in ensuring they have the required tools and training to whack a few bad guys, and be around some of the nation's best and brightest.
I wouldn't call it being part of the problem as stated by anonymous at time 1047 - I feel that I and my peers are part of the solution.
Besides, I was always taught that capitalism is good.
I do, however, dislike some of the disparaging remarks some folks make about us contractors. Most (if not all) of us have a vested interest in supplying the best possible product - that vested interest is our kids and other extended family members that continue a family legacy of service to our country.
We have lots of blue stars on our pennant - and fortunately we don't have any gold ones on it.

Soon to be retired said...

Well said Brian. From a future contractor (or GS)...THANKS!!!!

Anonymous said...

What an incredible jerk. Toxic leader, you bet. A prior poster is right, NG has no idea what they have invited into their front door.

s said...

I'm quite sure NG knew EXACTLY what they were doing.

Anonymous said...

Dorsett is a visionary who can make things happen - he did it for 33 years in the Navy and will do it for NGC. As the first 3 star for N2 his finely tuned vision merged the N2/N6 and if people wavered off or fought he ideas rather than grasp them he had little time for them and their "bright ideas' when his plans were much more encompassing. I worked directly for JD on a daily bases, as a gov/civ (he hired me) and I have seen both sides of him but I never faced a wrath and never saw him blow his top. I did witness him unselfishly giving MANY young officers VERY valuable guidance and I know many who are much better leaders for it I do approve JD