Northrop Hires Former CIA Security Director as VP in Enterprise Services Group

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed former CIA Director of Security Charles S. Phalen, Jr. as vice president of industrial security for corporate and enterprise shared services, effective immediately.

Phalen now leads the company’s security organization and oversees security policies, procedures and processes that protect Northrop employees, information and property.

He will also chair Northrop’s security council, which establishes and executes company security governance.

Prior to joining the CIA, Phalen was assistant director for the FBI‘s security division.

Phalen previously served as a division chief in the National Reconnaissance Office‘s security center, where he managed physical, technical and information security programs for government and industrial facilities.

“I am pleased to welcome Charles Phalen to the Northrop Grumman team, ” said Gloria A. Flach, corporate vice president and president of enterprise shared services. “He is uniquely qualified for this position, having held key leadership positions in the U.S. government dealing with the highest levels of security programs for both the CIA and FBI. We look forward to his contributions to our company’s performance.”

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