Lumen, Hawkeye 360 add government vets to leadership ranks
- By Ross Wilkers
- Feb 17, 2021
Two companies in the government market have each added veteran federal services executives to their ranks through appointments announced Tuesday.
Lumen Technologies, the company formerly known as CenturyLink, has brought on board Energy Department and White House budget office veteran Nick Andersen as chief information security officer for the public sector.
He will be responsible for ensuring Lumen’s cybersecurity and IT products are compliant with federal security and risk management requirements.
Andersen was most recently principal deputy assistant secretary in DOE’s office of cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response. That role included responsibility for leading nationwide efforts to secure the U.S.’ energy infrastructure against hazards and other impacts both digital and physical.
Prior to that, Andersen was federal cybersecurity lead and senior cybersecurity adviser to the federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget. There he led policy development and compliance for cyber initiatives such as FISMA, FedRAMP, TIC 3.0 and FITARA.
Separately, the commercial geospatial intelligence outfit HawkEye 360 has hired defense and intelligence community veteran Kari Bingen as chief strategy officer.
Bingen will help lead the company in its effort to capture growth in the field of radio frequency data and analytics, a strategy that includes government and commercial sector relationships.
She most recently served as deputy defense undersecretary for intelligence and security and is a former policy director for the House Armed Services Committee.
HawkEye 360’s investors include defense industry stalwarts such as Airbus and Raytheon Technologies, plus commercial firms like Esri and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas. Other investors include Advance, Razor’s Edge, Space Angels and Shield Capital Partners.
Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also connect with him on LinkedIn.