BAE names new cybersecurity leader

BAE Systems Inc. has picked Paul Falkler to become the leader of the company's Cyber Security Solutions business group.

Falkler, a cybersecurity expert, will be a vice president and general manager starting Nov. 1, and he will report to John Gannon, president of the Intelligence and Security sector.

Previously, Falkler was a vice president at Science Applications International Corp.’s Intelligence and Information Solutions business unit and was responsible for strategic planning, business development, marketing, cyber campaigns, and mergers and acquisitions.

Before that, he was director of national security programs at Boeing Mission Systems and director of business development at Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems' Mission Systems division.

Falkler also worked at the Defense Department for 15 years in a variety of roles.

BAE Systems, of Rockville, Md., ranks No. 15 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government 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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