Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, has hired Leigh Madden as U.S. Air Force director of the company's U.S. Public Sector group.
Brady Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has appointed Jim Gross vice president and general manager for Brady North America.
Shari Durand has been assigned executive director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Kathy Cutler has been assigned director, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Information Operations, DLA, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Col. Ronald L. Huntley, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assignment as deputy director, plans and policy, Headquarters U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
eIQnetworks, Incorporated, Acton, Massachusetts, has named Michael D. Paquette chief strategy officer.
Holocom, San Diego, has promoted Scott R. Beeson to president and chief operating officer, and Jay Anaya to corporate vice president.
Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
EADS, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has appointed Arnaud Lagardère chairman and Thomas Enders chief executive officer.
Charles Kosak has been assigned deputy assistant secretary of defense for defense continuity and crisis management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Oasis Systems, Lexington, Massachusetts, has appointed Chris Ford director, Program Development.
Jim Leto has been named president and chief executive officer, Robbins-Gioia, Alexandria, Virginia.
Monica D. Medina has been assigned special assistant to the secretary of defense, Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, USN, has been assigned director, intelligence operations, N-2/N-6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
Laird Technologies Incorporated, St. Louis, has appointed David Lockwood OBE chief Executive officer.
Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
Rear Adm. Diane E.H. Webber, USN, has been assigned deputy commander, Fleet Cyber Command/deputy commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Inmarsat Government, Herndon, Virginia, has named David Helfgott president and chief executive officer.