Kratos appoints Rich Gary as chief information officer

kratos 2 112Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. of San Diego, CA announced on January 4 that Rich Gary has been appointed as Chief Information Officer of the Corporation. Mr. Gary has recently been in the capacity of acting Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Gary joined Kratos in 2012 as Director of IT Infrastructure.  In his capacity as CIO, Rich will be responsible for all information technology of the Company, including information security and data communications.

Mr. Gary has been in the Information Technology field for over 25 years.  He has an extensive career in Information Technology in support of multiple defense contractors such as, General Dynamics, Computer Sciences Corporation, and BAE Systems. This experience and understanding of information systems technology, IT security, IT service delivery, business process and government contracting has helped to build the Kratos information technology organization into a leader amongst its peers.

Mr. Gary has a technical certification degree in Telecommunications and Networking engineering and is in the process of completing course work towards a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management at the University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of the Executive Perspective for Scientists and Engineers at the University of California San Diego Extension programs, and has completed management and leadership programs at the University of New Hampshire, and San Diego State University.

Eric DeMarco, Kratos’ President & CEO, said, “I am very pleased to announce Rich’s promotion to Chief Information Officer of Kratos.  Rich’s appointment to CIO significantly enhances Kratos’ overall technical capability in this role, and his previous comprehensive national security industry experience is an additional important attribute for our Company.  Over the past few years Rich has demonstrated his technical proficiency, security oriented focus and his dedication and commitment to Kratos”.

Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions