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SAP NS2 Hires Cherreka Montgomery to Help Grow National Security Business; Mark Testoni Comments

Cherreka Montgomery

SAP‘s (NYSE: SAP) National Security Services subsidiary has appointed security and intelligence veteran Cherreka Montgomery national vice president for corporate development.

Mark Testoni

According to a Thursday SAP NS2 release, Montgomery will work with defense and intelligence customers and system integrators to understand their mission requirements.

Mark Testoni, President and CEO of SAP NS2, said Montgomery brings background and presence within the diplomatic and intelligence community as the unit aims to grow in the national security arena.

Testoni spoke with our sister site ExecutiveBiz in May to discuss the formation of the NS2 unit, launched in April, and history of its predecessor organizations (click here to read the full Q&A with Testoni).

“Today we face an unprecedented number of national security threats that are more diverse and complex than ever before, ” Montgomery said. “I’m excited to be part of the NS2 team during this critical time to provide customers with a variety of solutions to address these challenges.”

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Montgomery’s government service career includes positions within the State Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she worked as a public affairs officer.

While at ODNI, she also served as the principal media spokesperson for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, a research arm of the ODNI.

During her State Department career, she served as director for evaluation and management in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

According to SAP NS2, she she led a newly-established unit in developing performance measurement instruments and supervising independent evaluations of the department’s public diplomacy activities.

Montgomery was nominated for the State Department’s Franklin Award for leading a pilot study to assess the impact of the U.S. government’s public diplomacy activities and programs on global audiences.

Her experience also includes work with non-governmental organizations, development assistance organizations and congressional offices on programs such as the Millennium Challenge Account and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

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