Harris elevates IT services chief to CIO

Ted Hengst has served as president of Harris IT Services since 2006

Ted Hengst has been named corporate vice president and chief information officer at Harris Corp., reporting to Howard Lance, the company's chairman, president and CEO.

Hengst has served as president of Harris IT Services since joining the international communications and information technology company in December 2006.

In his role as CIO, Hengst will be responsible for setting the strategic direction, architecture and governance of Harris’ global IT enterprise to drive innovation and fuel growth for the company and its clients through the use of information technology, according to a company announcement released today.

Before joining Harris, Hengst served as a senior vice president at General Dynamics Corp. after retiring as an Army colonel.

Hengst earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in management information systems from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Harris Corp., of Melbourne, Fla., ranks No. 13 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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