Charles Sowell, formerly a senior adviser to the national intelligence director, has joined Salient Federal Solutions as a senior vice president.
Sowell will lead the company’s system and software engineering team to carry out contracts for customers in the intelligence, security and law enforcement sectors, the company said Thursday.
The 20-year intelligence veteran served as deputy assistant director for special security at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence before joining Salient.
He led more than 50 security reform initiatives for the federal government when he served as program executive of ODNI’s joint security clearance and suitability process reform team.
Sowell had also served as the first director of the enterprise programs office under the assistant deputy national intelligence director for training and collaboration and the National Intelligence University.
Before joining the government, he served as a VP at Orion Scientific Systems and joined SRA International after Orion was acquired by SRA.
At SRA, Sowell managed a business that worked with the CIA, FBI, Defense Information Systems Agency, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and U.S. Strategic Command.
Sowell also served as an active and reserved Navy intelligence officer for 24 years.