Joseph Nicholas, a 25-year national security and intelligence veteran, has joined Parsons Corp. as manager of the intelligence sector within the government services business group’s national security and defense division.
Nicholas will be responsible for leading and growing the intelligence community business sector and manage a team of professionals, engineers and analysts, Parsons said Monday.
The team provides services and products to intelligence and special operations customers.
“Joe brings to Parsons a deep knowledge of national security and intelligence — key areas of growth for the firm, ” said Mary Ann Hopkins, president of government services at Parsons.
Prior to Parsons, he served as director of a signal intelligence systems unit at an aerospace and defense technology company, among other positions.
Parsons says he launched a $170 million defense and intelligence organization that supports the U.S. government, Special Operations Command and the intelligence community.
Nicholas served as a U.S. Air Force from 1981 to 1988 and retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2003 as a lieutenant colonel before joining the private sector.