Rear Adm. James Arden Barnett Jr., USN (Retired), has joined Venable LLP, Washington, D.C., as a partner.
Attensity, Palo Alto, California, has appointed J. Kirsten Bay president and CEO.
Brig. Gen. Peter D. Utley, USA, has been assigned commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Brig. Gen. Michael J. Kingsley, USAF, has been selected for the rank of major general and assigned as director, North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Afghanistan Transformation Task Force, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan.
David Helvey has been appointed as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C.
WSO2, Palo Alto, California, has named Adam Firestone as director of defense and government solutions.
ACE Component Services, a division of ACE Production Technologies, Spokane Valley, Washington, has appointed Roger Cox as operations manager.
Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, has been assigned as director, J-6, Cyber/C4, U.S. European Command, Germany.
Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, USN, will be assigned as director, J-2, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
Rear Adm. Philip G. Howe, USN, will be assigned as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.