GCN Tech Blog

By GCN Staff

Blog archive

Sun CEO McNealy steps down, takes federal post

Scott McNealy has stepped down from his longtime post of CEO of post of Sun Microsystems Inc. Chief operating officer Jonathan Schwartz will take his place. The news came during a conference call with analysts and reporters to discuss quarterly sales, which have proved disappointing. Sun has been hit hard over the past few years with the proliferation of low-cost commodity servers and Linux-based open source operating systems.

We've always enjoyed McNealy's frankness , even if it is a bit calculated to be sensationalistic . And Federal agency customers may be able to continue to enjoy his wit and wisdom, as he will serve as chairman for Sun Federal Inc., Sun's independent subsidiary serving the U.S. government market.

Joab Jackson

Posted by Brad Grimes, Joab Jackson on Apr 25, 2006 at 9:39 AM


Featured

  • Defense
    Soldiers from the Old Guard test the second iteration of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) capability set during an exercise at Fort Belvoir, VA in Fall 2019. Photo by Courtney Bacon

    IVAS and the future of defense acquisition

    The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System has been in the works for years, but the potentially multibillion deal could mark a paradigm shift in how the Defense Department buys and leverages technology.

  • Cybersecurity
    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

    Mayorkas announces cyber 'sprints' on ransomware, ICS, workforce

    The Homeland Security secretary announced a series of focused efforts to address issues around ransomware, critical infrastructure and the agency's workforce that will all be launched in the coming weeks.

Stay Connected