Criterion hires new VP, national security operations

Rutledge joins company from Booz Allen

Criterion Systems has named John Rutledge as vice president, national security operations, where he will lead the company's intelligence business and quality management systems.

"The defense and intelligence sectors have been a strategic focus since the company was founded in 2005, and John will play a pivotal role in guiding our company's continued success in the market," said Promod Sharma, Criterion president and CEO.

Rutledge most recently worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as technical director/quality delivery lead. Before his 11-year career at Booz Allen, Rutledge worked at Oracle and at Texas Instruments/Sterling Software.

He holds a bachelor's degree in communications, and has completed graduate studies in computer science from George Mason University.

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