KenÂ Myers, former director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has joined Arlington, Va.-based government logistics service contractorÂ PAE as president of the companyâs national security solutions business unit.
PAE said MondayÂ Myers will oversee the NSS unit that PAE created in 2015 from itsÂ January 2015 acquisitionÂ of the formerÂ USISÂ global security and solutions business and June 2015Â buy ofÂ A-T Solutions.
Myers ledÂ DTRAÂ for seven years and concurrently served asÂ chief of the U.S. Strategic Commandâs center for combating weapons of mass destruction.
At DTRA, he led the agency’s efforts to eradicate chemical weapons stockpiles in Libya and Syria and also oversaw the agency’s response to the 2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
HeÂ helped manage a $2 billion research-and-development portfolio for his role at Stratcom.
âKen brings unique insight and extraordinary leadership experience in highly technical environments to this role, â said PAE CEO John Heller.
Myers is the fourth-longest tenured official to serveÂ in both DTRA and Stratcom WMD center leadership roles, according to the agency.
Prior toÂ DTRA, Myers led a team responsible for arms sales and control treaties and legislative strategy development for nominations and legislation during his time as aÂ senior staff member on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
PAEâs NSS unit has nearly 3, 000 employees to comprise nearly one-fifth of the company’s total workforce and provides biometric and forensic analysis and operations, identity management support and training services to national security customers.